John Landgraf is President and General Manager of FX Networks, where he oversees all of the entertainment and business operations of FX, Fox Movie Channel, and FX Productions.
Landgraf first joined FX as President of Entertainment in January 2004 and was elevated to the position of President and General Manager of FX Networks in May 2005. Under his guidance, FX has achieved all-time highs in total viewers, its target audience of Adults 18-49 as well as Adults 18-34. FX has significantly increased it original programming output, becoming the first cable network with eleven scripted original series on its schedule (2009). Currently, FX has ten original series on its roster with five dramas and five comedies.
Since Landgraf’s arrival at FX, the network has launched numerous critically acclaimed and award-winning series. Landgraf joined the channel prior to the launch of the acclaimed drama Rescue Me, starring Denis Leary, and he has successfully added to the foundation established by the groundbreaking dramas The Shield and Nip/Tuck.
Landgraf launched Sons of Anarchy in 2008. Created by Kurt Sutter, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy has become the most-watched original series in FX history. In 2010, the network launched the critically acclaimed hit drama Justified, starring Timothy Olyphant. From executive producer Graham Yost and based on a character from Elmore Leonard, Justified was the most-watched series premiere telecast in FX’s history. In 2007, FX launched the critically acclaimed legal thriller Damages, starring Glenn Close. Over its first three seasons, Damages earned 19 Emmy® Award nominations, including a total of 12 nominations in acting categories. In 2008, Damages captured three Emmy Awards – Glenn Close for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Željko Ivanek for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Casting For a Drama Series, which were all basic-cable firsts in those respective categories. Damages was the first basic cable series, along with Mad Men, to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. Glenn Close captured her second consecutive Emmy win in 2009. In 2007, the series earned the most Golden Globe® Award nominations of any show on television. Close also won back-to-back Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in TV Series - Drama.