David Madden

Madden is AMC Networks’ president of programming, entertainment networks, overseeing all scripted and non-fiction content development for AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, Sundance TV, and AMC Studios, brands that deliver some of the most popular and culturally relevant shows on television as well as an expanding studio operation.
An accomplished and highly regarded programming executive with a proven record of success, Madden joined AMC Networks in 2017 after nearly two decades at Fox, where he was president of entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company, responsible for all programming and development, including series such as “Empire,” “911,” “Brooklyn 99,” “Masterchef Junior” and “Grease Live.” Prior to that, Madden was president of Fox Television Studios, which developed and produced programming for a variety of broadcast and cable networks in the U.S. and internationally. Series produced by FTVS during Madden’s tenure at the studio included “The Shield” and “The Americans” for FX, “The Killing,” for AMC and later Netflix, “White Collar,” “Graceland” and “Burn Notice” for USA, and many others.
At AMC Networks, Madden has most recently overseen a new slate of upcoming programming for AMC that includes the upcoming “Dispatches from Elsewhere,” from actor and writer Jason Segel and producer Scott Rudin, and “NOS4A2,” a supernatural horror series based on the Joe Hill novel of the same name. Current programming on AMC includes “The Walking Dead,” “Fear The Walking Dead,” “Better Call Saul,” “Preacher,” “The Terror,” Lodge 49,” and “Into the Badlands.” At BBC America, Madden oversees programming that includes the critically acclaimed “Killing Eve,” “Doctor Who,” “Planet Earth II”,” “Blue Planet II” and “Dynasties,” and acclaimed drama “Luther.” IFC is home to offbeat comedies such as “Documentary Now!,” created by Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Fred Armisen, “Brockmire,” starring Hank Azaria and the upcoming “Sherman’s Showcase,” an original musical variety sketch from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” comedy duo Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle and executive produced by John Legend. At SundanceTV, Madden oversees a lineup of high-caliber dramas and documentary programming including their newest series “State of The Union,” a ten-part short form comedy series written by Nick Hornby (“Brooklyn,” “An Education”) and starring Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl,” “Hostiles”) and Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids,” “Get Shorty”). Also central to his role at AMC Networks is Madden’s oversight of programming for the company’s expanding AMC Studios business, which allows the company to own and control more of the content it brings to fans on its national networks and emerging platforms. AMC Studios produces “The Walking Dead,” the highest-rated series in cable history, and a wide variety of popular and acclaimed originals including “Fear the Walking Dead,” “The Terror,” “Into the Badlands,” “Lodge 49” and others. The studio has also produced the Peabody Award-winning “Rectify,” and “Hap and Leonard,” as well as unscripted series “Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders” and “The Jonestown Massacre” for SundanceTV.
Madden received a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree from the University of California Los Angeles.