Following Gail Berman’s abrupt exit to head up creative efforts at Paramount, Peter Liguori has been named president of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The former president and CEO of Fox’s burgeoning FX cable network will be responsible for all program development and scheduling for Fox, home to the primetime animated series The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy and American Dad.
Liguori headed up operations at FX Networks since 1998, overseeing the cabler’s rise to become one of the top five basic cable networks with critically acclaimed shows such as Nip/Tuck, The Shield and Rescue Me. In five years, FX’s subscriber base rose from 39 million to more than 84 million homes.
Prior to joining Fox/Liberty Networks in 1996, Liguori was VP of consumer marketing at HBO. He also held several positions in HBO’s Home Video division, including VP of marketing and senior VP of marketing. Liguori feature film credits include producing the indie fave, Big Night.