Former NBC and Legendary Television executive Edwin Chung has joined 20th Century Fox TV as the studio’s Vice President, Comedy Development. Chung begins his new role immediately and reports to Cheryl Dolins, SVP of Comedy Development. The new job reunites Chung with Dolins, with whom he worked at NBC earlier in his career.
“We are thrilled to welcome Edwin to our comedy team at 20th,” commented Dolins. “His taste is impeccable as are his relationships around town, so we think he’s the perfect fit to fill out our ranks as we head into the busiest time of year. I also have a shorthand with Edwin dating back to working together at NBC, so getting him for the studio is an all-round win.”
Chung fills a void left by the departure of Sarah Geismer who departed to go to Netflix.
During his stint at Legendary TV, Chung built and oversaw the current series department for the studio, working on such shows as Love and Lost in Space for Netflix, Colony for USA, Carnival Row for Amazon, and Looming Tower for Hulu. He worked his way up the ranks in NBC’s Comedy Development department ultimately serving as SVP, Comedy Programming and Current Primetime Series, in charge of creative production of shows like 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Community, Chuck, Scrubs, My Name is Earl, Up All Night, and Hannibal, among others. He served in the internship program at Barry Levinson’s company and began his career as a business planner in Touchstone/Walt Disney Pictures’ Development Finance and Planning group.