Former Fox Exec Charlie Andrews Joins Disney Branded Television
Former Fox Entertainment Head of Drama Charlie Andrews is making the move to Disney has will be the number two man in charge at Disney Branded Television as the EVP, Live-Action and Alternative Television, behind Ayo Davis, President, Disney Branded Television.
According to Deadline, Andrews will take over the role next week previously filled by Davis. He will oversee all live-action programming, scripted and unscripted series, and movies created by Disney Branded Television for Disney+ and Disney Channels. Andrew will oversee multiple departments at the studio including Original Development, Current Programming, Original Movies, and Unscripted Content. Executives, those teams will report to him and he will report to Davis.
Andrews previously was EVP, Drama Development, Programming, and Event Series at Fox and sheparded hit shows at the network including Empire, Lethal Weapon, Lucifer, The Following, Sleepy Hollow, 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star. He began talks with The Walt Disney Company shortly after he left Fox in December. He also had a stint at BC Universal TV Studio, where he served as Director of Comedy Development and Director of Drama Programming before joining Fox.
In a statement, Ayo Davis said Andrews is a perfect fit for Disney Branded Television, “Charlie’s passion and instincts for discovering and supporting some of today’s best writers, directors, producers and performers are exactly what we need to be the best home for talent and the preeminent content provider for kids and family entertainment. He is a trusted and accomplished leader, who I know will take our business to new heights.”