John Landgraf

Title: President/GM, FX Network

Years in Cable: 8

Education: BA, Anthropology, Pitzer College

Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up.

Why Him? Business is good for Landgraf these days. FX just renewed its breakout hit of the fall season, “American Horror Story,” which is pulling in monster ratings and is on pace to become the highest-rated first season of any series ever on FX. The network has more in its stable in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Sons of Anarchy” and “Louie,” all strong performers.

Ratings Rise: During his seven years leading the network, Landgraf’s grown the primetime audience by 55%. And he recently told the LA Times that FX has been tracking 18% higher in total viewers each night for the past year, and 17% higher in 18-49.

Year Ahead: With strong ratings, hit shows, and rising ad revenue, we’re betting 2012 is good to FX. The wildcard? Landgraf signed Charlie Sheen to a new show, “Anger Management.”

One question I have for Siri on my iPhone 4S: Siri, can Apple ever design a hand-held device with a decent battery life?

The one thing I tell my kids about success in life: It’s meaningless unless it’s earned with hard work and integrity.

This incident from my youth taught me an important lesson: Once played a jazz concert with my fly down. Lesson: don’t forget to check your fly.

If I could only have authenticated online access to 5 cable networks (not affiliated with my company), they would be: Comedy Central, AMC, HBO, Showtime, Adult Swim

Number of companies I’ve worked for since graduating from college? 5 (4 in entertainment). ?

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