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Inside the Fox Upfront: Susan Sarandon, Fox News and a Pre-taped Tom Brady

The old wall between Fox and Fox News is more of a sheer curtain these days. Evidence of the blurring between the pillars of Rupert Murdoch’s media behemoth can be seen in Rudy Giuliani’s recent turn on entertainment flagship The Masked Singer — and the network brass’ nonchalance over criticism for the casting choice. Brand […]

NFL and Tubi Power Fox to $2.4B in Ad Revenue

The NFL delivered for Fox Corp. last quarter, helping to boost the company’s earnings and revenue, including $2.4 billion in advertising revenue. However, the company swung to a net loss in the quarter due to a change in fair value from the company’s investment in the betting company Flutter. In Fox’s fiscal Q2 (which ended […]

Fox Acquires Rights to Gumby, Plans to “Reimagine” Character

As part of the entertainment industry’s ongoing search for original intellectual property, Fox is seeing green. Fox Entertainment has acquired the Gumby franchise from the estate of Joseph Clokey, son of Gumby creator Art Clokey. The deal covers the iconic green clay-mation character, his horse Pokey, and all of the characters from Clokey’s animated universe. […]

Hulu Strikes Deal With Fox Entertainment to Stream All Past Seasons of Unscripted Series

Hulu has struck a deal with Fox Entertainment to stream all past seasons of Fox unscripted series like The Masked Singer and Master Chef, the companies said on Tuesday. All out-of-season episodes of The Masked Singer, LEGO Masters, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune, The Masked Dancer, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, […]

Witness Protection Comedy in the Works at Fox

Fox is heading into witness protection for its latest piece of development. The network has ordered a pilot presentation for a comedy project from writer-executive producer Michelle Nader (Hulu’s Dollface, CBS’ 2 Broke Girls), who’s also set to direct the presentation. The untitled show, which sources say Fox envisions as a possible companion to Call […]

Fox Boss on ‘Monarch’ Move, Mayim Bialik’s ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Call Me Kat’ Double Duty

Fox removed the centerpiece of its midseason schedule from its airwaves last week, making a surprise decision to move its drama series Monarch to the fall. The high-profile show set in the world of country music stars Susan Sarandon, Anna Friel and Trace Adkins, and it was scheduled to get a huge lead-in airing after […]

Fox Acquires TV Movie Producer MarVista Entertainment

Fox Entertainment has acquired MarVista Entertainment, a leading independent producer of TV movies, in part to bolster original programming for its Tubi streaming service. Founded in 2003, MarVista has produced and distributed hundreds of TV movies, including a host of holiday films. Under the deal, the company led by CEO and founding partner Fernando Szew […]

‘Joe Millionaire’ Revived at Fox 19 Years After Original

Fox is reaching back to its early aughts glory days for its latest reboot. The network has ordered a new version of its dating show Joe Millionaire to debut in January — 19 years after the first iteration of the show became a huge hit. The new show is officially titled Joe Millionaire: For Richer […]

Jon Hamm to Star in Fox Animated Comedy

Jon Hamm is heading to Fox. The Mad Men Emmy winner will star in and executive produce an animated series called Grimsburg at the network. Fox has formally greenlit the show from creators Catlan McClelland and Matthew Schlissel and is targeting a 2023 premiere. Hamm will play Marvin Flute, the greatest detective ever to catch […]

SXSW Adds Blockchain Creative Labs As Sponsor

South by Southwest has selected Blockchain Creative Labs, Fox Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment’s NFT business and studio, as the festival’s first blockchain sponsor. Through the partnership, SXSW will mint its first NFT using Blockchain Creative Labs’ product portfolio and attendees will be able to tokenize their work at the 2022 event, which takes place […]

Fox’s Tubi Snags ‘Freak Brothers’ Animated Series

Fox’s ad-supported streaming platform Tubi has snagged its first adult animated series: Freak Brothers, based on the classic underground comic The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. Woody Harrelson, John Goodman, Tiffany Haddish and Pete Davidson lead the cast for the series, which will premiere Nov. 14 with two episodes and then have weekly debuts on Sundays. […]

Fox Sets Up Global Fund for Unscripted Development

Fox is going global in its search for unscripted TV formats to develop. Fox Entertainment and its in-house unscripted studio, Fox Alternative Entertainment, are launching an international fund to identify and develop unscripted shows for international markets — and, in success, the United States as well. Rob Wade, president alternative entertainment and specials at Fox, […]