Fox TV producers offered assurances ahead of Disney merger

By Lisa RichwinePASADENA, Calif. (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co executives have voiced support for the Fox television studio's adult-oriented programming and development is continuing as usual while a proposed merger undergoes regulatory review, Fox executives and producers said Thursday.

In December, Disney announced plans to acquire the Fox TV studio, the FX and National Geographic cable channels and other assets from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox conglomerate.Fox produces edgy adult comedies such as "Family Guy" and gory dramas such.

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