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Rupert Murdoch co-founded the Fox Broadcasting Company, along with media executive Barry Diller.

The Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as the Fox network or simply Fox, is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by the Fox Corporation.[1] Though it was officially launched on October 9, 1986,[2] Fox began its official primetime setup on April 5, 1987, with the series Married... with Children and The Tracey Ullman Show airing that night.[3][4]

As of October 2012, Fox maintains 19.5-hours of programming per week. The animated comedy series The Simpsons is one of Fox's most popular shows,[3] becoming the network's first series to rank among the top 30-highest-rated shows of a television season after its original debut,[5] and is the longest running sitcom, as well as animated series, of all time, contributing to the channel's success.[2] According to Lanford Beard of Entertainment Weekly, "The Simpsons turned Fox from the little network that could into the little network that could not be ignored."[2] The science fiction television series The X-Files also contributed to the network's success, which led to two spin-offs Millennium and The Lone Gunmen.[6][7] Fox began airing in high-definition on September 12, 2004, with a series of National Football League (NFL) American football games. Fox had a programming block for children titled Fox Kids, which ran from September 8, 1990 to September 7, 2002.[8]

Unlike the "three larger networks", which aired primetime programming from 8 to 11 p.m. (EST) Mondays to Saturdays and 7 to 11 p.m. (EST) Sundays, Fox has traditionally avoided programming in the 10 p.m. (EST) time interval, leaving that hour to affiliates to program locally.[9] On April 21, 2012, Fox celebrated its 25th-anniversary, with a two-hour television special featuring people related to Fox and its shows. It presented Fox's programs 24, American Idol, Cops, Family Guy, Married... with Children, The Simpsons, and The X-Files, among other programs.[2] The network's adult cartoons are listed under the Animation Domination banner, which is a Sunday night programming block.[10][11] Fox is a full member of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).[12][13]

Currently broadcastEdit

 
Matt Groening – creator of The Simpsons, Fox's longest running program
 
Seth MacFarlane – creator/star of Family Guy
 
Joe Buck, lead announcer for Fox's coverage of MLB and the NFL

Adult animationEdit

See also: Animation Domination

ComediesEdit

DramasEdit

Reality / non-scriptedEdit

Awards shows / beauty pageantsEdit

News and informationEdit

Saturday morningsEdit

  • Awesome Planet (2014)
  • Earth 2050 (2014)
  • Outer Space (2014)
  • DIY Sci (2016)
  • Nature Knows Best (2016)
  • Weird But True (2016)

SportsEdit

Upcoming programmingEdit

ComedyEdit

DramaEdit

Reality / non-scriptedEdit

AnimatedEdit

SportsEdit

Scripted orderEdit

DramaEdit

AnimatedEdit

ComediesEdit

Formerly broadcastEdit

Adult animationEdit

 
Mike Judge, creator and lead voice actor of the animated series King of the Hill

Children's (Fox Kids/Fox Box/4Kids TV)Edit

See Also: Fox Kids, Fox Box, and 4Kids TV

(Weekday Afternoons 1991–2001)
(Weekday Mornings 1991–99)
(Weekend Mornings 1990–2001)

DramasEdit

Game showsEdit

Late nightEdit

 
Joan Rivers, host of The Late Show, the first nightly program on Fox

Reality shows and talent competitionsEdit

 
John Walsh, creator and host of America's Most Wanted which ran for 23 years

SitcomsEdit

SportsEdit

Variety and sketch comedyEdit

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

  • McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  • Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 0-345-31864-1.

SpecificEdit

  1. ^ Martinson, Jane (October 26, 2006). "Billionaire dropout still creates by the seat of his pants". The Guardian. London. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Beard, Lanford (April 21, 2012). "Fox 25 years later: How the network changed the world". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Pressley, Leigh (July 19, 1992). "Fox digs in". Star-News. Wilmington, North Carolina. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (April 18, 2012). "FOX at 25: A quarter-century of risk-taking". HitFix. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "Nielsen's top 50 shows". USA Today. April 18, 1990. p. 3D.
  6. ^ "Chris Carter's Millennium a flop". BBC News. May 7, 1999. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "The Lone Gunmen on FOX". TV Guide. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  8. ^ Grego, Melissa; Schneider, Michael (September 9, 2001). "Fox Kids net adopted by Fox TV Ent". Variety. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  9. ^ "FOX Broadcasting Company – FOX Network Schedule". Fox Broadcasting Company. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  10. ^ "Animation Domination– Sundays on FOX". Fox Broadcasting Company. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  11. ^ Hinckley, David (May 14, 2012). "Fox announces 2012–13 fall schedule". Daily News. New York. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  12. ^ "About NABA". North American Broadcasters Association. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  13. ^ "NAB: About the National Association of Broadcasters". National Association of Broadcasters. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  14. ^ "Fox Orders Holiday Event Series 'A Moody Christmas' Based on Australian Comedy". Variety. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  15. ^ "Denis Leary To Star In 'A Moody Christmas' Fox Holiday Event Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "Fox Orders Live-Action Comedy Series 'Outmatched' & Animated 'The Great North'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "FOX Announces New Primetime Schedule for 2019-2020 Season". The Futon Critic. May 13, 2019.
  18. ^ "Fox Picks Up 4 New Drama Series: 'Prodigal Son', 'Deputy', 'NeXt' & Weisman/Katims; What Does It Mean For Network's Bubble Dramas?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  19. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (June 24, 2019). "Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates: Emmys Kick Off The Week, '9-1-1', 'The Masked Singer', 'Empire', More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  20. ^ "Fox Picks Up 4 New Drama Series: 'Prodigal Son', 'Deputy', 'NeXt' & Weisman/Katims; What Does It Mean For Network's Bubble Dramas?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  21. ^ "Emily Osment's New FOX Show Gets a Name Change". BeautifulBallad. June 5, 2019.
  22. ^ "'9-1-1' Spinoff Starring Rob Lowe Ordered By Fox; New Series '9-1-1: Lone Star' Will Premiere Next Season". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  23. ^ "Fox Brings Back The Masked Singer This Fall, Then Will Debut Season 3 After Super Bowl LIV". Adweek. May 13, 2019.
  24. ^ "Fox Picks Up 4 New Drama Series: 'Prodigal Son', 'Deputy', 'NeXt' & Weisman/Katims; What Does It Mean For Network's Bubble Dramas?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  25. ^ "Fox Picks Up Tate Taylor Southern Drama 'Filthy Rich' Starring Kim Cattrall To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  26. ^ "Fox Picks Up 4 New Drama Series: 'Prodigal Son', 'Deputy', 'NeXt' & Weisman/Katims; What Does It Mean For Network's Bubble Dramas?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  27. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 21, 2017). "'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Neal Brennan Developing Fox Late-Night Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com.
  28. ^ https://www.brickfanatics.com/lego-masters-is-coming-fox-in-the-usa
  29. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2018). "Fox Orders 'Bless The Harts' Animated Series Starring Kristen Wiig & Maya Rudolph From Emily Spivey, Lord & Miller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  30. ^ https://twitter.com/BlessTheHarts/status/1127605922711228418
  31. ^ Nellie Andreeva (August 17, 2017). "Fox Orders Animated Presentation From Amy Poehler & 'The Simpsons' Duo". Deadline Hollywood.
  32. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 26, 2018). "Amy Poehler Animated Comedy 'Duncanville' Nabs Fox Series Order (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  33. ^ Swift, Andy (May 9, 2018). "Fox Orders Nick Offerman Cartoon, Jason Biggs Family Comedy to Series". TVLine. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  34. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (June 27, 2018). "Fox and WWE Close Five-Year Deal to Bring 'SmackDown' to Network". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  35. ^ FOX Sports (May 6, 2019). "FOX Sports on Twitter: "Football in February! @XFL2020 is coming to FOX Sports and FS1!!… "". Twitter. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  36. ^ "Thomas Kail & Common To Produce Fox Comedy About 90s Rapper From 'How To Make It In America' Creator". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  37. ^ Busch, Anita (November 16, 2016). "Fox Developing Fantasy Drama Series 'The Building' From Neil Gaiman & Angry Films". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  38. ^ The Building on IMDb
  39. ^ "FOX Plans AI Robotics Drama "Familiar"". December 17, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  40. ^ Busch, Anita (February 10, 2017). "Fox Developing Modern-Day Bible Drama From Holly Carter & Queen Latifah". Deadline. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  41. ^ The Scroll on IMDb
  42. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (September 29, 2016). "Fox Developing Animated Indian Family Comedy From M. Night Shyamalan, 'Family Guy' Writer (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  43. ^ Eleven Little Indians on IMDb
  44. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 6, 2018). "Fox Orders Kevin Hart Presentation 'Lil Kev' As Part Of Big Animated Series Push". Deadline Hollywood.
  45. ^ Denise Petski (November 16, 2018). "Fox Developing Animated Comedy 'Buffalo Wings' From 'Nobodies' Creators". Deadline Hollywood.
  46. ^ Nellie Andreeva (December 19, 2018). "Lisa Kudrow To Voice 'Lyle & Caroline' Animated Presentation Ordered By Fox". Deadline Hollywood.
  47. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 7, 2019). "Fox Orders Therapy Dog Animated Presentation From Sharon Horgan, Clea Duvall, Jennifer Crittenden, Gabrielle Allan & Kapital". Deadline Hollywood.
  48. ^ Denise Petski (April 17, 2019). "'Gerald's World' Animated Comedy From Dillon Francis, Spencer Porter & McG In Works At 20th Century Fox TV". Deadline Hollywood.
  49. ^ Joe Otterson (July 19, 2019). "James Corden to Develop Animated Comedy Series 'Dead Henry' at Fox (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  50. ^ Joe Otterson (September 3, 2019). "Fox to Develop Animated Comedy 'Saloon' From Elliott Kalan, Jenny Jaffe". Variety.
  51. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/Fox-developing-bad-moms-unscripted-series-1083214
  52. ^ https://deadline.com/2018/11/joey-diaz-sitcom-among-2-comedies-in-works-at-fox-from-lionsgate-3-arts-1202503789/
  53. ^ https://deadline.com/2019/09/fox-coming-age-boy-to-man-comedy-tommy-johnagin-put-pilot-commitment-1202733142/
  54. ^ Clark, Kenneth R. (April 10, 1991). "Kids' TV singing new 'toon". Chicago Tribune. p. B-1. Retrieved September 22, 2012.

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