FX NETWORKS PROMOTES KATE LAMBERT TO
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SERIES DEVELOPMENT AND ANIMATION
Lambert to Lead FX Networks' Expansion in Animated Programming
LOS ANGELES, October 6, 2016 - FX Networks has promoted Kate Lambert to the position of Senior Vice President, Series Development and Animation, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, to whom Lambert will report.
In this new role, Lambert will oversee the development of animated original series and short-form animated programs for FX Networks, which recently announced plans to increase its animation output for FX and FXX, and she will also continue to develop live-action series for those networks.
"From Archer to Atlanta, Kate has done an extraordinary job of developing some of FX's signature shows and we are thrilled she will be taking an even greater role in guiding the networks' programming," said Schrier and Grad. "Kate is among the best in the business at forming relationships with the most sought-after producers, writers and talent, and this will be invaluable as we continue to build on FX Networks' slate of acclaimed and award-winning live-action and animated series."
Lambert developed and oversees the animated series Archer - the critical darling and audience favorite that won the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Animated Program. She was involved in the development of pilots for numerous hit series, including The Americans, Sons of Anarchy, The Strain, Justified, American Horror Story, The League, Wilfred and Louie. Most recently, Lambert was instrumental in the development and production of Atlanta, the new FX comedy series created by and starring Donald Glover. Atlanta is the most critically acclaimed new comedy series of the year and basic cable's most-watched new comedy series in three years among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers.
Prior to joining FX, Lambert worked at HBO and CAA. Lambert graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Cinema/Television.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 92 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain and the upcoming Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story and the upcoming Trust and Feud; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Archer, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy(R) Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 79 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You're the Worst and Man Seeking Woman. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history, the late night animated block Animation Domination, and acquired hit series such as In Living Color, Mad About You and Parks and Recreation. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 55 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.