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David Madden is staying put at Fox Television Studios.
The president of the cable-focused production arm behind such shows as The Killing and The Americans has inked a new long-term deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
“David encourages creators to take big swings, and the results have been breakthrough programs, from The Shield and The Killing to Burn Notice and The Americans,” said 20th Century Fox Television CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, to whom Madden reports. “He’s a smart, strategic leader who is beloved by both the creative community and his colleagues. We couldn’t be happier that he’ll be with us for many years to come.”
Madden was elevated to president in 2010 after a decade at the company. The well-liked exec, who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard before spending the first 20 years of his career as a producer and studio executive in the film world, is known for running the more independent of the two 20th TV-owned cable studios. (Bert Salke heads Fox 21, which is responsible for such shows as Homeland and Sons of Anarchy.)
During Madden’s tenure, he has overseen a robust collection of cable series for the studio, including Burn Notice, White Collar, Graceland, Maron and FX’s upcoming Billy Crystal comedy The Comedians. FTVS also has multiple pilots in the works, such as FX’s Denis Leary drama Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Cinemax’s Blanco. Under Madden’s oversight, the studio has inked overall deals with showrunners including Glen Mazzara, Robert Zemeckis, Paul and Chris Weitz and Matt Nix, among others.
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