EXCLUSIVE: Fox Broadcasting Co’s head of drama Terence Carter and head of comedy Suzanna Makkos have signed new deals to remain at the network. Carter, previously EVP Programming & Development, has been upped to EVP Drama Programming, Development & Event Series, adding oversight of event series to his duties of handling drama development and current series. Makkos will continue as EVP Comedy Development & Programming, overseeing comedy development and current series. She and Carter will continue to report to Fox Entertainment president David Madden. Fox’s VP Event Series Rachel Rusch, who has been in charge of limited-run programming and live scripted events, will now report to Carter on event series, while continuing to report to Madden on live events.
These were the first contract negotiations for Carter and Makkos with the new Fox leadership under chairmen CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Carter and Makkos had been named to the top drama and comedy posts by the previous regime at the network and remained in place after Walden and Newman took over in summer 2014.
Among the series Carter has developed at Fox are mega hit Empire, Gotham, Lucifer, Lethal Weapon and the upcoming 24: Legacy and Star. Meanwhile, the Fox comedy series Makkos has developed include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man On Earth, New Girl and The Mindy Project.
The two Fox veterans were upped from VP to SVP in 2011 and to EVP in early 2014.