Film vet Jeni Mulein has been named veep of event series at Fox, a signal that the 21st Century Fox-owned net is placing more support behind the development of special programs and miniseries that stand apart from its regular schedule.

Mulein comes from Original Film, where she was co-producer of the film "SWAT: Firefight." She will report to Shana C. Waterman, senior veep of multi-platform programming and event series, and will offer creative input on event series in development and production.

Fox has already unveiled its intention to run limited series such as "24: Live Another Day" and "Wayward Pines," part of an effort to devise short-term series with intriguing storylines that might grab viewers attracted to similar fare on cable.


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