20th Television (formerly 20th Century Fox Television) is an American television production company owned by Walt Disney Television, a unit of the Disney General Entertainment Content division of The Walt Disney Company. The original 20th Television was the syndication and distribution arm of 20th Century Fox Television.
It was part of The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of the majority of 21st Century Fox's assets. Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox was completed on March 20, 2019.
Under Disney Television Studios
In March 2019, both 20th Century Fox Television and 20th Television were acquired by the Walt Disney Company and integrated into Walt Disney Television as part of Disney Television Studios. As a result, Newman departed and Walden was made head of Disney programming. Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman, who previously held high ranking positions with the Fox Television Group, became the co-heads of 20th Century Fox Television. In July 2019, Disney promoted Davis to the position of President of ABC Studios. Carolyn Cassidy succeeded Davis as President of Creative Affairs at 20th Century Fox Television, running the studio jointly with Kurtzman. In January 2020, Kurtzman announced that he would retire by June 2020. CBS Television Studios executive Dan Kupetz has been named the new executive vice president of business affairs and operations and will be joining 20th TV in March 2020. He is reporting to Cassidy, who assumes solo leadership and work closely with Kurtzman until he departs.
The company signed in 2019 a four-year overall deal with Liz Meriwether, co-creator of Bless This Mess. This was followed by a production deal with Lake Bell Productions in February 2020.
On August 10, 2020, 20th Century Fox Television was shortened to 20th Television (the former name of its syndication arm, which in turn was absorbed into Disney-ABC Domestic Television), as part of Disney Television Studios reorganization, as well as part of a merger requirement to drop the word "Fox" from the acquired assets to avoid brand confusion. On December 1, 2020, Disney announced that the Touchstone Television label would be folded into 20th Television.