She also spearheaded negotiations with digital retailers including Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, FandangoNow, Microsoft Movies & TV, and Comcast Xfinity.” /> to join the initiative. After Marinelli and her team successfully launched Disney Movies Anywhere in 2017, she subsequently brokered deals with Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Among her achievements was the development of Movies Anywhere, a free app and website that has made the  film libraries of five studios together in a virtual one-stop  shop.
I am so grateful for her insightful counsel and steadfast collaboration over the past year as we laid the foundation for DTCI and the upcoming launch of Disney+," said Kevin Mayer, chairman of the unit, in a statement. " I especially appreciate her willingness to stay on and see us through this time of tremendous change.” “Janice has contributed immeasurably to Disney over the past three decades architecting and successfully negotiating thousands of innovative deals that have benefited our company and will continue to do so for years to come.
Marinelli’s sales and distribution teams have worked across domestic and international media markets by providing high-quality content created by Disney’s Studio Entertainment and Media Networks groups. Under her direction, the division has distributed properties from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox Film, Fox Animation, Disneynature, ABC Studios, ABC Entertainment, National Geographic, FX Productions, 20th Century Fox Television, WABC, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior to broadcasters, digital services and other distributors around the world.
 Marinelli oversaw program sales operations and distribution of the company's direct-to-consumer apps to global accounts and broadcasters worldwide. She led the global distribution of film and television programming via home entertainment, broadcasting platforms, digital platforms, SVOD, pay networks, Hulu, the Movies Anywhere app and the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service Disney+.
She was named executive vice president in 1996 and president in 1999. She later served as director of sales, western division before assuming the role of senior vice president of sales. Marinelli joined The Walt Disney Company’s Buena Vista Television in 1985 as an account executive. Marinelli was appointed as president of Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution in 2013 and was promoted to her role with DTCI in 2018.
Janice Marinelli, president of global sales and marketing at Walt Disney's direct-to-consumer and international segment, said Tuesday that she would step down from her role after a 34-year career at the company.
“I’ve observed many changes in our industry over the years, and it is changing at a speed never seen before. While I have been considering this decision for some time, I was committed to seeing our team through the acquisition and integration of 21st Century Fox. “It has been an honor to work for this company and a privilege to work with so many outstanding professionals,” said Marinelli in a statement. Now that we’ve reached these important milestones, I believe the time is right for me to step down.”

Mark Gordon, Fillion, Michelle Chapman and Jon Steinberg are executive producers. Entertainment One (eOne) was the lead studio on “The Rookie,” a co-production with ABC Studios." Alexi Hawley serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner. "The Rookie" stars Nathan Fillion as the oldest rookie on the Los Angeles police force after starting over to pursue his dream of being a cop.
Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, Kimrie Lewis, Jake Choi, and Brad Garrett star as the titular single parents. Fellow freshman comedy "Single Parents" features a group of parents struggling to raise their kids on their own and must rely on one another for support.
The series was created by Meriwether and JJ Philbin, who executive produce alongside Pope, O'Malley and Jason Winer. The series hails from 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. It averaged 3.4 million viewers and held it down in the 18-49 demo, at 0.88.
The show is a co-production between 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. "Bless This Mess" stars Lake Bell and Dax Shepard as a newlywed couple who ditch big city living for a simpler life in Nebraska. Bell and Elizabeth Meriweather co-created the series and act as executive producers, alongside Shepard, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Erin O'Malley, and Katherine Pope.
ABC previously renewed family comedies "The Conners" and "Modern Family," as well as dramas "A Million Little Things, "The Good Doctor" and "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD," for its 2019-2020 lineup.” />
It's averaged 3.0 million live viewers, and a 0.61 in the 18-49 demo. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Keith Heisler, Matt Kuhn, and Laura McCreary also executive produce. Nahnatchka Khan created the show and also serves as executive producer. The comedy is based on the memoir of the same name by Eddie Huang.
The show scored solid ratings in the 18-49 demo, at 0.93, and averaged 4.19 million live viewers.
"The Rookie" averaged 4.17 million total live viewers during its season, as well as a 0.73 in the 18-49 demographic.
"Fresh Off the Boat" will receive a sixth season, "American Housewife" is getting a fourth, and both "Bless This Mess" and "Single Parents" are returning for Season 2, respectively. ABC has renewed a flurry of shows, including Season 2 of cop drama "The Rookie" and four comedies.
"American Housewife" follows Katie Otto (Katy Mixon), a housewife trying to raise her three kids and stand out among the seemingly perfect women in her wealthy town. Created and written by Sarah Dunn and co-executive produced with Aaron Kaplan, Kenny Schwartz, Rick Wiener, and Ruben Fleischer, "American Housewife" is a Kapital Entertainment-ABC Studios co-production.
Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen play Eddie's brothers, and Lucille Soong stars as his grandmother. Set in the '90s, "Fresh Off the Boat" centers on hip-hop loving teenager Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family, who have adjusted to Orlando and the suburban American lifestyle. Also starring is Randall Park as Eddie's father, Louis, and Constance Wu as his mother, Jessica.
It averaged 3.65 million live viewers and a 0.71 in the 18-40 demo.

They also recently finished writing the feature "The People We Hate at the Wedding" for FilmNation and Michael DeLuca. The Molyneuxs have been with "Bob's Burgers" for nine seasons.
Under their new deal, the Molyneuxs will continue to work on "Bob’s Burgers" as well as "The Great North," the animated series they currently have in development at Fox, in addition to developing new projects.
“Wendy and Lizzie are hilarious writers who have had a long history with this studio and we are so glad this will now formally become their exclusive home," said Jonnie Davis, president of creative affairs for 20th Century Fox Television. "They’ve been incredible contributors to our gem, Bob’s Burgers, Loren loves them and our head of animation Marci Proietto has been their champion, for good reason. It’s no accident that their new animated series in the works for Fox attracted an all-star voice cast; it’s just that special, as are they.”
Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux, who serve as writers and co-executive producers on the animated Fox comedy series "Bob's Burgers," have signed a three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.
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"They’ve always been incredibly supportive even though we’ve been perfectly open about the fact that every single one of our scripts is actually written by our mom, Sue.” “We’re really grateful and excited to remain here at our creative home and to keep working with Jonnie, Dana, Peter and Howard," the Molyneuxs said.
This marks the eleventh overall 20th TV has announced since the studio joined the Walt Disney Company, as the war to lock down top talent raging between the studios and streamers intensifies.

They executive produced the comedy alongside Olson, Nicholas Frenkel, Oly Obst and Scott Marder. The series was created by John Chernin and Dave Chernin. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
From writers, creators and executive producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, the series originally premiered in September 2013 and earlier this year hit its 99th and (the more traditional milestone of) 100th episodes. Universal Television is sure to shop "Brooklyn" to other buyers, with NBC and Hulu as logical options
"The Last Man on Earth" has been canceled after four seasons at Fox, Variety has confirmed.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series was executive produced by Forte, Lord, Miller, Seth Cohen, Erik Durbin and Tim McAuliffe.
Fox has also canceled "The Mick" after two seasons.
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The comedy series set in the 99th precinct of the NYPD starred Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller.
Finally, Fox has canceled "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" after five seasons.
The single-camera dysfunctional family comedy followed Kaitlin Olson as the titular Mickey, a woman stuck raising her spoiled niece and nephews after their parents are arrested for defrauding the IRS. Sofia Black-D'Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, Carla Jimenez and Scott MacArthur also starred.
Fox previously renewed "9-1-1," "Empire," "Star," "The Resident," "The Gifted," "The Orville" and "The Simpsons" for the 2018-19 television lineup. The network has also ordered new dramas “The Passage” and “Proven Innocent” to series, as well as a new comedy entitled “The Cool Kids.”
From writer-producer Will Forte and directors-producers Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, "The Last Man on Earth" centered on a small group of survivors of a deadly virus. It starred Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman.
Goor Productions and executive-produced by Goor, Schur, David Miner and Luke Del Tredici. The series was produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Dr.

Fox's Gary Newman kicked off the network's executive session Thursday with a nod to the mouse in the room. As Newman welcomed reporters, the screens behind him displayed (heavily Photoshopped) images of him and his fellow Fox Television Group CEO Dana Walden enjoying themselves at Disneyland. But as Newman discussed the impact of Disney's pending acquisition of the bulk of Fox's entertainment assets, his tone sobered.
"It's an incredible company with an unbelievable library of Emmy winners and culture-defining hits." Newman referenced "MASH," "The Simpsons," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," as well as more recent shows such "Empire," "24," "Modern Family," and "Glee." He added that he expects the studio's talent roster "to stay that way for many years to come." "The studio's been my home for 28 years," Newman said in his opening remarks.
But I will tell you that we both remain very committed to the network and the studio." "The truth is we don't really know. "I certainly did not mean to give any hints as to what the future might be," Newman said when asked whether he had implied that he would not go to Disney with the studio.
But, she added, “The shock was really quickly turned into a very clear view of what kind of opportunity this is and how protective the Murdochs were about making a decision about Disney when they had another companies courting them. I don’t believe that they would just turn these assets over to anyone.”
The Disney deal, which executives in both companies expect to close in 12-18 months, will see 20th Century Fox Television, the studio that has been Newman and Walden's longtime home, migrate to the Burbank-based conglom while Fox Broadcasting, which the two execs gained oversight of in 2014, will stay with what Newman called "New Fox," which will continue to be led by mogul Rupert Murdoch.
“I’m very focused on the work that we’re doing right now at this company.” Speculation about her future — which is rampant with her being courted by Amazon for the top job as well as by Disney for a senior role — “wouldn’t be helpful or productive,” Walden said.
As for Fox broadcasting, Newman — who is rumored to be leaning toward staying at New Fox to lead the broadcast network — said that he doesn’t expect the network's programming strategy to shift dramatically in the immediate aftermath of the merger’s completion.
“Even Disney now has labels that are producing edgier content,” he said. He added that Iger is “excited about the FX brand,” the cable channels that will along with the studio migrate to Disney. “I think they have some streaming and cable shows that you probably would not think of as ‘Disney’ content.” He said that Disney CEO Bob Iger “was pretty clear when we spoke that he loves our brand,”referring to the 20th Century Fox Television television studio.
Newman declined to give any indication as to whether he will stay with FBC at New Fox or make the move to Disney.
“I don’t really anticipate it looking different in a year and a half from the way it does now,” Newman said. Going forward, they’re going to run New Fox like they would run any other network.”” /> There will be unscripted programming. A lot of it will be from our own studio. But I think if the first broadcast season [following the finalization of the Disney merger] were roughly about 18 months away, I don’t think that schedule’s going to look dramatically different from other schedules you’ve seen for Fox. There will be a lot of scripted programming. “I think if you were to roll forward four or five years, my guess is there would be less 20th Century Fox Television programs on Fox.
I’m very committed to them.” I love this company. Walden told reporters after the session, “I clearly am going to have a decision to make. I’ve spent 26 years here. I love the team. Gary and I have had a hand in putting virtually every person in place.
"It was a little stunning. Having worked there for such a long time and working so closely with the Murdochs, it didn’t seem to me like that was on the table, until I started talking to them about what this opportunity was.” “I was initially shocked," she said of her initial reaction to news of the Disney deal.
Newman told reporters after the session that he expected that 21st Century Fox Televisions and other Fox business units would thrive under the Disney umbrella.

Dark family secrets, a complicated social structure they don’t understand, old mistakes, and messy new relationships threaten to tear the Campbell family apart, even as they struggle to find their way back to each other. They move their two teenage kids to the island of tourist fantasies, but the reality of paradise is not all sun, surf, and sex on the beach. The untitled one-hour soap would follow a couple who, after twenty years of marriage, tries to reignite their passion and strengthen their family by starting over in paradise in Hawaii.
Kasdan and Mar are repped by WME, while Kasdan is also repped by repped Sloss Eckhouse LawCo.” /> Lavender and  Ulin are repped by CAA and attorney Todd Rubenstein.
Lavender and Ulin will write and executive produce. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar will also executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television will produce.
Lavender and Ulin most recently collaborated as writers and executive producers on "Nashville." Prior  to that, they worked as co-producers and writers on "Missing" and as producers and writers on the reboot of "Charlie's Angels." Among their many other TV credits, both Mar and Kasdan currently serve as executive producers on the ABC comedies "Fresh Off the Boat" and "Speechless."
Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a family drama from "Nashville" alums Meredith Lavender and Marcie Ulin, Variety has learned.