Warren Littlefield is the executive producer of FX’s Emmy® and Golden Globe Award® winning limited series Fargo, a television adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film. Littlefield produces Fargo alongside Noah Hawley and Joel and Ethan Coen.
The Littlefield Company, of which he is the founder, has a first look deal with Legendary Television. Littlefield’s current development slate includes an adaptation of the five time Academy Award-winning MGM motion picture In the Heat of the Night.
Littlefield had a history-making two decade career at NBC where, under his watch as President of the Entertainment Division, the network won an amazing 168 Emmy Awards. In this role, he oversaw the development and production of NBC’s primetime, late night and Saturday-morning entertainment programming. During his last three seasons with the network, NBC sold an industry record $6.5 billion in primetime advertising — $2 billion more than its closest competitor.
While at NBC, Littlefield was responsible for developing many of the series that defined quality programming. As head of the comedy department he developed The Cosby Show, The Golden Girls, Alf and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In his last four years, Littlefield orchestrated a renaissance at NBC and a return to first place in the ratings race, fueled by a long roster of hit series that he developed. They included: Seinfeld, ER, Friends, Frasier, Mad About You, Just Shoot Me, 3rd Rock From the Sun, NewsRadio, Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order. In his final year at NBC, he supervised the development of Will & Grace, Providence and The West Wing. He initiated the development of Law & Order: SVU, which began the industry trend of procedural spin-offs. Actor Bob Balaban portrayed Littlefield in the HBO film The Late Shift as well as a handful of memorable episodes of Seinfeld.
In May 2012, Doubleday books published Littlefield’s The New York Times bestselling memoir Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV which documents his record breaking years at NBC.
Littlefield is on the Friends Board of the Saban Community Clinic in Los Angeles.