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Legendary exec joins 20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox Television has appointed a Legendary Television exec to its comedy team in a senior development role.

Edwin Chung

Edwin Chung has joined Fox as VP of comedy development with immediate effect, reporting to Cheryl Dolins, senior VP of comedy development.

Previously, he was senior VP and head of current series at Legendary, where he built the current series department for the studio, working on well-known series for streaming heavyweights Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, including Love, Lost in Space, Carnival Row and The Looming Tower. Elsewhere, he worked on sci-fi series Colony for cablenet USA Network.

Prior to Legendary, Chung spent almost a decade at NBC, working his way up the comedy development arm before reaching senior VP of comedy programming and current primetime series, where he oversaw acclaimed productions such as 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Community, Chuck, Scrubs, My Name is Earl, Up All Night and Hannibal.

His appointment comes as 20th Century Fox Television prepares for life under its new owner, Disney. Within Chung’s new department, Chetan Dave was promoted to VP of comedy development in September 2018, while veteran animation chief Marci Proietto was upped to executive VP of animation a month later.

Albert Page joined in a drama development role in September, while Carolyn Cassidy, Mariel Brooke and Jenna Dim all gained promotions in current series and current programming and drama respectively.

Commenting on his appointment, Dolins said Chung’s “taste is impeccable, as are his relationships around town,” and welcomed his arrival as the industry heads “into the busiest time of year.”

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