20th Century Fox TV continues to dole out promotions to its top executive under chairmen/CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Following the recent elevation of Jonathan Davis to President, Creative Affairs, félicitations are in order for one of his new direct reports, 20th TV’s longtime head of current programming Jeffrey Glaser. (More on his French connection later.) Glaser, who had served as SVP Current Programming for 20th TV since 2003, when Walden and Newman created the department with him at the helm, has been upped to EVP. “Jeffrey has led our current programming team for many years, and has done a spectacular job keeping our shows creatively strong and vibrant, helping to earn them well-deserved renewals year after year,” Davis said.
Over the years, Glaser has overseen such series for 20th TV as Modern Family, Glee, New Girl, American Horror Story, Raising Hope, How I Met Your Mother, 24, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The Practice. He started off as a high school French teacher in the San Francisco area before embarking on a TV career with a development job at Alliance Prods. Also getting promotions over the past two weeks are 20th TV’s Michael Thorn to EVP of development and business execs Howard Kurtzman and Mark Pearson.