Rich Appel Signs New Overall Deal With 20th TV, Rejoins ‘Family Guy’ As Showrunner

Rich AppelEXCLUSIVE: The Cleveland Show¬†co-creator/executive producer¬†Rich Appel has signed a new multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV, which will extend his relationship with the studio to two decades. Under the pact, Appel will take over the reins of 20th TV/Fox’s Family Guy as executive producer/showrunner. Current co-showrunners Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan are staying on as executive producers. Appel also will continue in his role as executive producer/showrunner on Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show, which is finishing up its order for the current season. Additionally, Appel has a live-action comedy project starring Mandy Moore, which is set up at ABC with penalty. (more…)

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