Henson to replace Andreae as Fox’s EVP of alternative ent

Former Electus exec Corie Henson (pictured) has been named executive VP of alternative entertainment at Fox, replacing Simon Andreae as head of the division.
January 19, 2015

Former Electus exec Corie Henson (pictured) has been named executive VP of alternative entertainment at Fox, replacing Simon Andreae  as head of the division.

In her new role, Henson – who was previously executive VP of unscripted television at Electus – will manage the net’s slate of unscripted programming and specials, and spearhead development in unscripted content. She will report to Fox Entertainment president David Madden.

Meanwhile, Andreae – who had served as head of alternative entertainment since October 2013 after replacing long-time reality exec Mike Darnell - will take on a “producing role” within the broadcaster, according to a release.

Henson’s credits at Electus include Running Wild with Bear Grylls and the upcoming series Breaking Greenville and The Raft. Prior to that position, Henson served as VP of alternative series at ABC Entertainment, where she developed series and helped to produce such shows as Dancing With the Stars, Shark Tank and Extreme Makeover.

“Corie has the perfect combination of broadcast and producing experience to help us move our unscripted brand forward,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, in a joint statement. “Seeing the tremendous work that she, Chris Grant and the team at Electus have done, Corie clearly knows what it’s like to be on the creative side of the business, but also has a proven track record of developing and shepherding big, broad network hits.

“As we look to expand our alternative slate, Corie will play a key role in helping us find and launch the next generation of bold, aspirational and adventurous Fox reality fare,” they added.

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