Tag Archives: Fox TV

Disney Wins Battle To Acquire 21st Century Fox

Variety reports: Comcast Corp. said it would bow out of its bidding war with Disney to acquire major 21st Century Fox assets, and instead focus on acquiring the European satellite TV provider Sky, likely clearing the way for Disney to take control of the Murdoch family’s Fox assets and intensify a looming battle with Netflix and other video-streamers for media-industry ...

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Fox TV Airs OJ Simpson’s “Lost Confession” [VIDEO]

Variety reports: In the view of prosecutor Christopher Darden, O.J. Simpson confesses to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in his 2006 TV interview that aired Sunday night as a two-hour special on Fox, 12 years after a public outcry forced the network to scrap an earlier plan to air the incendiary footage. In the 2006 interview ...

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The Liberal Redneck Gets A Sitcom

Deadline reports: Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to a half-hour single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, best known for his stage persona the Liberal Redneck. Inspired by Crowder’s life, the untitled project hails from Warner Bros. TV and Rob Thomas’ studio-based Spondoolie Productions. The comedy will be written by Crowder and John Enbom, who co-created the cult ...

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PREVIEW: The Rocky Horror Picture Show [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly recaps: The time to do the time warp again is… now. Fox released the first five minutes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show late Thursday night on Twitter and Periscope, showing off its modernized take on the cult classic. The reimagining of the musical — which stars Laverne Cox, Ryan McCartan, Adam Lambert, Christina Milian, and Tim Curry ...

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TRAILER: 24: Legacy

Another reboot. The Verge recaps:  Fox just announced its fall and mid-season slates this week, and judging from its explosive first trailer, 24: Legacy might just be the biggest of the bunch. Here, war vet Eric Carter (Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins) is living life in witness protection after spearheading the operation that killed a known terrorist. However, when the ...

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TEASER: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Entertainment Weekly recaps: “It’s not easy having a good time.” These are some of the first words we hear from Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the trailer for Fox’s remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Indeed, judging by Janet (Victoria Justice)’s timid giggle and the short clip we hear of “The Time Warp,” the cast has been hard ...

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Longtime Writer For The Simpsons: I Finally Outed Waylon Smithers As A Show Of Love For My Gay Son

After 27 seasons, Waylon Smithers finally comes out of the closet on Sunday’s episode of the The Simpsons. As it turns out, there’s a great inside story too. Eric Hegedus reports at the New York Post: Longtime show writer Rob LaZebnik tells The Post he penned the episode in support of his own 21-year-old son, Johnny, who is gay. “I ...

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Fox TV And A+E Threaten North Carolina Boycott

Variety reports: A+E Networks and 21st Century Fox may refrain from filming future projects in North Carolina if the state does not repeal a controversial law that bars local LGBT anti-discrimination ordinances. The companies have stopped short, however, of withdrawing current projects from the state. Principal photography on “Shots Fired,” a drama series for Fox Broadcasting produced by 20th Century ...

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One Million Moms Vs Fox TV

Just in via email: FOX’s new drama “Lucifer” is spiritually dangerous. The new program “Lucifer” glorifies Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh. The character Lucifer Morningstar makes being the devil look cool, drives a fancy car, gets out of a speeding ticket, owns a nightclub in LA, and is irresistible to women. “Lucifer” premiered January 25, 2016, ...

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TRAILER: The X-Files 2016

I’m unreasonably excited about this. The Los Angeles Times recaps the trailer: The new “X-Files” trailer featuring the first real taste of footage for the returning series reminds us all that before there was “Mr. Robot,” “Person of Interest” and all those other cute conspiracy theory series, there was “X-Files.” No corner of the tin-foil-hat-wearing, conspiracy-theory-pontificating Internet was left unscanned ...

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One Million Moms Vs Fox Network

Just in via email: FOX has plans in 2016 to air “Lucifer,” a new series which will glorify Satan as a caring, likable person in human flesh. The series will focus on Lucifer portrayed as a good guy, “who is bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell.” He resigns his throne, abandons his kingdom and retires to Los Angeles, ...

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American Idol To End Next Season

Via the Associated Press: The swan song of “American Idol” and heavy doses of comedy and sci-fi will mark Fox’s 2015-16 season. The once-blockbuster singing contest, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson, has seen its audience dwindle and age. “Idol” will return next year for its 15th and final season with returning judges Jennifer ...

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GLAAD: Fox TV Leads New Season With Most LGBT Regular Characters

GLAAD has issued its annual report of the diversity of major network television. An excerpt: FOX once again leads the way in terms of LGBT characters in broadcast television with 6.5% of primetime broadcast scripted regulars being lesbian, gay or bisexual; a significant increase from an already impressive 5.4% last year. The network features 10 LGBT characters among its 154 ...

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Fox Teases Simpsons/Family Guy Episode

Via Mediaite: At Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., Fox debuted a five-minute sneak peek of the combo episode of Family Guy and The Simpsons, set to air September 28. The preview shows leading males Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin bonding over donuts and fighting over their favorite beers, while Stewie Griffin and Bart Simpson engage in hijinks. Subtle jabs ...

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LOUISIANA: Fox Station Apologizes For Cutting Out Evolution Segment Of Cosmos

It was totally by accident. Via Raw Story: A New Orleans Fox affiliate blames a technical glitch that interrupted Sunday’s episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” WVUE-TV abruptly cut to a news promo, seat belt public service announcement, and commercials just as host Neil deGrasse Tyson was discussing how climate change millions of years ago influenced the primate-to-human evolutionary process. ...

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TRAILER: Gotham

“Before Catwoman, before Batman…there was Gotham.”

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Reality Show Pranks Women Into Thinking They Can Actually Marry Prince Harry

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Fox TV Apology Of The Day

Deadspin has the apology: While reporting breaking news about the crash of the KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle, FOX31 Denver accidentally broadcast an offensive photo while scrolling live through a Twitter feed of pictures from the crash scene. The photo was mistakenly broadcast by our control room. It did not come from the tablet many viewers saw being used by one ...

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Bill Donohue Is Very Upset About Cosmos

Last night Fox debuted its 13-episode series, Cosmos; A Spacetime Odyssey, which is hosted by noted astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and is produced by Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane.  Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is very upset about the first episode, which shamefully depicted the Spanish Inquisition as a bad thing.  The propagandists involved in this show, represented most conspicuously ...

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