Fox is upping a trio of execs from its development ranks.
Suzanna Makkos and Marcus Wiley have been promoted to senior VP in comedy development. On the drama side, Terence Carter will moving up to senior VP as well.
Makkos and Wiley will continue oversight of Fox’s laffer slate, which includes both live action and animation. They, as well as Carter, will report directly to network president Kevin Reilly.
Matt Cherniss was Fox’s exec VP of programming and second in command behind Reilly before leaving recently to enter the film business. Cherniss arrived at Fox from FX and was a key player in the development of "Glee" and "Raising Hope."
With Cherniss gone, the new promotions officially eliminate the exec VP layer on the development side the net.
"Suzanna, Marcus and Terence have delivered for Fox and have delivered for me," said Reilly. "I trust their creative judgment 100%. I have a fantastic working relationship with each of them, and I know they have the drive and curiosity to feed our network with the most innovative scripted ideas for years to come."
Fox is also hiring four support staff members in development, as it tries to bolster its team in mining new series going forward.
Among the series that Makkos and Wiley have cultivated are "The Cleveland Show," "Raising Hope" and "Bob’s Burgers."
Carter came to Fox from NBC where he was VP of drama programming. At Fox he’s had a hand with newly launched drama "The Chicago Code" and "Lone Star," which was a critical hit but failed to generate ratings. He’s also been working closely on "Terra Nova," which is set to begin in May.