List of programs broadcast by Fox

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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 Entertainment Group.[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.[3] 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 pm (EST) Mondays to Saturdays and 7 to 11 pm (EST) Sundays, Fox has traditionally avoided programming in the 10 pm (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 numerous people related to Fox and its shows. It presented Fox's programs 24, American Idol, Cops, Family Guy, Married... with Children, The Simpsons, The X-Files, among numerous 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 broadcast[edit]

Animated primetime series[edit]

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Matt Groening – creator of The Simpsons, Fox's longest running program
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Seth MacFarlane – creator/lead voice actor of Family Guy and American Dad!.

Awards[edit]

Drama[edit]

Jane Lynch – star of Glee

News and information[edit]

Reality/non-scripted[edit]

Sitcoms[edit]

Sports[edit]

Joe Buck – lead announcer for Fox's coverage of MLB and the NFL

Upcoming series[edit]

Mid-season 2014[edit]

Miniseries 2014[edit]

Midseason 2015[edit]

TBA[edit]

Formerly broadcast[edit]

Animated primetime series[edit]

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

Children's (Fox Kids/Fox Box/4Kids TV)[edit]

Drama[edit]

Hugh Laurie – star of House

Game shows[edit]

Late night[edit]

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

Reality shows and talent competitions[edit]

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

Science fiction and action[edit]

Sitcoms[edit]

Ed O'Neill – star of the sitcom Married...with Children
Tracey Ullman – creator and star of The Tracey Ullman Show.

Sports[edit]

Variety[edit]

References[edit]

General[edit]

  • 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. pp 1–1566. ISBN 0-345-31864-1

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ Martinson, Jane (October 26, 2006). "Billionaire dropout still creates by the seat of his pants". The Guardian (Guardian Media Group). 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 c Pressley, Leigh (July 19, 1992). "Fox digs in". Star-News (Halifax Media Group). 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 (Gannett Company). April 18, 1990. p. 3D. 
  6. ^ "Chris Carter's Millennium a flop". BBC News (BBC). 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 (Reed Business Information). Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ "FOX Broadcasting Company  – FOX Network Schedule". Fox Broadcasting Company. Fox Entertainment Group. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Animation Domination – Sundays on FOX". Fox Broadcasting Company. Fox Entertainment Group. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ Hinckley, David (May 14, 2012). "Fox announces 2012–13 fall schedule". New York Daily News (Daily News, L.P). 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. ^ "'24' return 'confirmed by producer', to be 12 episodes? - 24 News - TV". Digital Spy. May 10, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/20/us-fox-basketball-idUSBRE92J0YN20130320
  16. ^ a b "Fox Picks Up Dramas ‘Rake,’ ‘Gang Related,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Almost Human’ for 2013-14 - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. May 8, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "FOX Broadcasting Company - Programming". Fox.com. August 20, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 12, 2014). "Fox Orders Will Forte Comedy ‘Last Man On Earth’ To Series For Midseason 2015". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  19. ^ Marechal, AJ (January 23, 2014). "Fox Orders ‘Weird Loners’ To Series, Drama Pilot From Lee Daniels, Danny Strong". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  20. ^ http://www.wetpaint.com/tv/articles/2014-01-07-tv-pilot-season-orders-list
  21. ^ Clark, Kenneth R. (April 10, 1991) "Kids' TV singing new 'toon". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company): p. B-1. Retrieved September 22, 2012
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. ‘Cops’ Cancelled By Fox, Picked Up By Spike TV Deadline.com (May 6, 2013).

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