March 12, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

There has been a big shakeup at Fox Broadcasting today: Fox Searchlight

President Peter Rice will reportedly replace Peter Liguori as chairman

of the TV network. Rice, who’s credited for the success of the indie

arm of the 20th Century Fox’s movie studio, will be replaced by Fox

Searchlight vets Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula. Fox Searchlight was

responsible for Slumdog Millionaire, this year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture. Ligouri had been at the network for five years.

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