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‘TV’s Top 5’: John Landgraf on the State of FX; Inside Franchise Hopes for ‘All American’

Welcome to the 156th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

FX Is Ramping Up Originals: Thanks, Streaming

FX CEO John Landgraf opened his (virtual) time with press at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour with a reminder that March marks 20 years since his basic cable network entered the scripted originals space in a meaningful way with The Shield. And then the respected exec spent the next 40 minutes touting a […]

FX Rebrands Hulu Tab Amid Global Expansion 

FX CEO John Landgraf has preached for years about the importance of brands and content curation. And now, his Disney-owned cable network is doubling down on the FX brand as part of a global expansion. FX announced Monday that its two-year-old hub on Hulu, known as “FX on Hulu,” will be rebranded as just “FX” […]

John Landgraf Would “Like” to Have Ryan Murphy Back at Disney

FX chairman John Landgraf started his time before the press at the virtual Television Critics Association’s summer press tour by announcing the expansion of Ryan Murphy’s American Story franchise with two new shows and a renewal. The orders for American Sports Story and American Love Story — as well as the pickup of American Crime […]

Ryan Murphy Sets ‘American Sports Story,’ ‘American Love Story’ Anthologies at FX

Ryan Murphy may have a rich Netflix overall deal but he’s not done building his American Story franchise for Disney and FX. The prolific showrunner has set two American Story spinoffs — anthologies American Sports Story and American Love Story — at FX as the John Landgraf-led cable network is already working with Murphy on […]

Chris Rock Challenged Physically and Emotionally in ‘Fargo’ Role: “This S**t Is Hard”

The actor-comedian has been famous for nearly two-thirds of his life but until he showed up on set of the FX series, he rarely pushed himself this far. 

‘TV’s Top 5’: Tim Minear Takes ‘911’ to Texas, Plus John Landgraf on the State of Peak TV

Welcome to another episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the week in TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners and executive guests and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as the […]

FX Chief John Landgraf Touts Hulu Partnership as “Transformative Opportunity”

FX CEO John Landgraf doesn't see Disney's decision to move some of FX's scripted originals to Hulu as a loss, calling the March launch of an "FX on Hulu" tab on the streamer a "transformative opportunity" for his brand.

‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’ Won’t Air Before Election as Planned

'American Crime Story: Impeachment,' which had previously been slated to premiere in September ahead of the election, has been delayed, FX chairman John Landgraf announced at 2020 TCA winter press tour Thursday.

Peak TV Update: Scripted Originals Top 500 in 2019, FX Says

FX used its time at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Thursday to provide its annual update about the state of Peak TV — the total volume of U.S. scripted original dramas, comedies and limited series, specifically the number of scripted originals, was 532.

‘Impeachment’ Airdate Won’t Affect Election Results, FX Chief Says

FX chairman John Landgraf on Tuesday came to his bi-annual Television Critics Association's press tour appearance armed with some news: FX has found the next iteration of Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story,' and it will be a project previously floated: 'Impeachment,' the saga of the Clinton presidency scandal.

FX Faces Creative Conundrum as Top Shows Sit Out 2019

Given FX's 2019 slate, there is big pressure for 'Fosse/Verdon' — as well as the Alex Garland limited series 'Devs' and the comedy 'What We Do in the Shadows' — to cut through the clutter.