Until Fox’s Post-Disney Future Becomes Clearer, Some TV Writers May Keep Their Distance

‘Business as usual’ is easier said than done

Fox Television Group chiefs Dana Walden and Gary Newman have tried to set wary creators at ease. Getty Images

As upfront season begins, the networks that will be affected by Disney’s pending $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox won’t be altering their messaging to buyers this year. Their approach is that things are “business as usual” until the deal closes, which may not happen for another 18 months.

@jasonlynch jason.lynch@adweek.com Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.