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Let it be known that FOX’s new TV series “Lethal Weapon” is not your typical reboot. Matt Miller, the show’s executive producer, isn’t here to rehash the beloved action film franchise – he’s interested in making a show that will introduce a new-yet-familiar duo whose weekly journeys will be filled with humor, action and subtle themes that will resonate with audiences.

Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming at FX Networks.
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FX Networks heads into Sunday’s 68th Emmy Awards show with 12 Creative Arts Emmys already under its belt and a total of 56 nominations, the most in its history and the most ever for an ad-supported cable network. That level of achievement doesn’t happen overnight. At FX, not many people know this better than Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, presidents of original programming.

"Atlanta" FX - fall 2016 series premiere
Photo credit: Matthias Clamer/FX
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What most people consider the last week of summer saw a handful of interesting reads about 21st Century Fox’s businesses. In this week’s 21CF news recap, FX Networks’ presidents of original programming Eric Schrier and Nick Grad talk about their approach to comedy programming, hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan gives an in-depth interview about STAR India’s successful mobile entertainment platform, FOX News finishes the summer on top and more.

Photo credit: Erica Parise/FOX
Top left to bottom right: Jorma Taccone, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Paul Scheer, Jessica McKenna, Nicole Byer and Alison Rich.
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FOX is getting back into late-night sketch comedy with a new series called “Party Over Here,” which is premiering tomorrow at 11 p.m. EST/PST. The half-hour show is brought to you by executive producers The Lonely Island – or the trio known as Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Actor/comedian Paul Scheer is also an executive producer and one of the show’s directors.