John Landgraf is Chief Executive Officer of FX Networks and FX Productions. As CEO, Landgraf oversees all aspects of entertainment and business operations for FX Networks, including FX, FXM, FXX, FX Productions (FXP) and the digital video-on-demand platform, FXNOW.
Landgraf 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. He was named CEO in June 2013.
Under Landgraf’s leadership, FX Networks has risen to all-time highs in ratings, awards and acclaim. FX was the first basic cable channel to boast award-winning scripted series in both drama and comedy. FX Networks received 55 Emmy® Award nominations in 2017, the most of any basic cable network for the fourth consecutive year, after winning a basic cable record 18 Emmy Awards the previous year. FX Networks also received four Golden Globe® Awards, including two each for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Atlanta, three AFI Awards (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, The Americans and Atlanta), and two Peabody Awards (Atlanta, Better Things).
Since joining FX Networks, Landgraf has increased the amount of its original programming six-fold, largely through the creation of FX Productions. His legacy of acclaimed and award-winning programs began with Rescue Me and continued with Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The League and the award-winning American Horror Story franchise. FX Productions produces FX’s drama series The Strain and Snowfall; the upcoming limited series Trust; and the Emmy-winning comedy series Louie, Atlanta, Baskets, and Better Things, as well as the Emmy-winning FXX comedy series Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, You’re the Worst and the upcoming Untitled Marvel’s Deadpool animated series. FXP co-produces the FX drama series The Americans, Taboo and Legion; and the limited series Fargo and American Crime Story. FX is also home to Ryan Murphy’s latest limited series, FEUD.
In September 2013, Landgraf launched FXX, the fastest-growing entertainment cable network in primetime on the popularity of The Simpsons, including the ground-breaking 12-day “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon.
Before joining FX, Landgraf was President of Jersey Television, a company he co-founded in 1999 along with former Jersey Films partners Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher. From 1994-1999, Landgraf was Vice President of Primetime Series at NBC, helping to develop or oversee shows including The West Wing, Profiler, Suddenly Susan, ER and Friends. He began his television career at Sarabande Productions as Director of Development in 1988, rising to the level of Senior Vice President.
Landgraf holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and was a Coro Fellow from 1984-85. Landgraf has been named Chair Appointee to the Executive Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Board of Governors. In May 2012, Landgraf received the Vanguard Award for Programming from the NCTA. He was also named Adweek’s TV Executive of the Year in both 2013 and 2016, and The Hollywood Reporter’s TV Executive of the Year in 2017.