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 John Landgraf - “They were kind of the undisputed leader in the late '90s in terms of quality television, and I don't think they are anymore.”
 John Landgraf - “Reality television was in some ways being unimaginative at that time. We were excited about the possibilities of the form, to use real people as your stars, to not be about winning, to be about going on complicated, challenging, funny, dramatic journeys.”
 John Landgraf - “As for Starved, ... The show had a lot of fans, so it was tough to choose. Ultimately, we felt that we're just not in a position to spread our resources. We launched our dramas one at a time, and launching two like we did this summer just didn't work out as well.”
 John Landgraf - “People have very different perspectives and very different life experiences based on their ethnicity. When you put them in close quarters in a situation designed to highlight cultural and racial differences, you realize they don't really understand each other very well at all.”
 John Landgraf - “We get more e-mails and mail on a daily basis about 'NipTuck' than any of our other series.”
 John Landgraf - “I wanted to see if we could do a series which explored race in America and which two American families would actually live in each other's skin.”
 John Landgraf - “Steven was reticent to get involved in something that might devolve into a political football. But 'Hill Street Blues' was the trailblazing series that brought that complex character orientation and frankness to a drama for the first time. It was the progenitor of everything that we're doing at FX.”
 John Landgraf - “The series was arguably the most critically acclaimed new television show of the year, a fact which made the decision not to renew it all the more difficult.”
 John Landgraf - “On a creative level, I'd like to bring both shows back. But we tried to launch two shows (during the summer), and our resources were spread too thin. As painful as it is, we thought we should pick one (to renew). It was a really difficult decision because I really think 'Starved' has a lot of potential.”
 John Landgraf - “Your presense here today demonstrates the power to make a difference in a community. So let's get out today and have fun and get dirty.”
 John Landgraf - “Once again, Denis and Peter have delivered a brilliant season, ... They continue to create wholly original storylines, which pull off the difficult task of blending riveting drama with raucous comedy. We're extremely proud of this show, which is one of the very best television has to offer.”
 John Landgraf - “Once again, Denis and Peter have delivered a brilliant season, ... They continue to create wholly original storylines, which pull off the difficult task of blending riveting drama with raucous comedy. Were extremely proud of this show, which is one of the very best television has to offer.”
 John Landgraf - “You'd really have to be blind and deaf to watch the shows and never know--we make it quite clear they're adult shows for adults, ... Even though technically we're not regulated and there's nothing the FCC could do, we feel that we have little choice right now.”
 John Landgraf - “I said, 'This is not cheesy, this is not about putting a white bigot ... in with black people and watching them beat the crap out of each other and watching sparks fly. And it certainly wasn't about some kind of makeup-driven freak show.”
 John Landgraf - “There is a lot less overt bigotry in America.”
 John Landgraf - “We didn't have the largest marketing budget for the comedies to begin with, and what we had, we split between two shows. In that respect, 'Sunny' didn't get its own real launch. But we love the show and think it's only going to get better.”
 John Landgraf - “We get more e-mails and mail on a daily basis about NipTuck than any of our other series. It's clear that Ryan Murphy's unique vision for a show that is both addictive entertainment and a deeply penetrating critique of America's obsession with surface beauty has tapped into something very powerful.”
 John Landgraf - “We really like the cast and were blown away by the consistency of the show in terms of comedy and Rob's ability to run it. We really believe in him and his compatriots.”
 John Landgraf - “We really like the cast and were blown away by the consistency of the show in terms of comedy and Rob's ability to run it, ... We really believe in him and his compatriots.”