Leslie Moonves

After Netflix's Ryan Murphy mega-deal, TV may need new ways to lure talent

After Netflix's Ryan Murphy mega-deal, TV may need new ways to lure talent

When Ryan Murphy was asked at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in January how the Walt Disney Co.'s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox might impact his future at the Murdoch-owned company, he joked, "Three months ago, I thought I would literally be buried on the Fox lot."

He has since picked a new plot on a greener pasture.

Murphy's overall deal with Netflix, set last week, takes the "9-1-1" and "American Crime Story" creator away from 20th Century Fox Television, the studio he called home for a decade and a half. Its announcement had at least as much shock-and-awe value as Netflix's move last year to lure "Grey's Anatomy"...

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