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 subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.[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 broadcast[edit]

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Matt Groening – creator of The Simpsons, Fox's longest running program
A man with short black hair and a black shirt sitting in front of a microphone, laughing.
Seth MacFarlane – creator/lead voice actor of Family Guy
Joe Buck – lead announcer for Fox's coverage of MLB and the NFL

Note: Titles are listed according to their year of debut in parentheses.

Animated series[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Comedies[edit]

Reality / non-scripted[edit]

Awards shows / beauty pageants[edit]

News and information[edit]

Saturday mornings[edit]

  • Awesome Planet (2014)
  • Earth 2050 (2014)
  • Outer Space (2014)
  • Fab Lab (2016)

Sports[edit]

Upcoming series[edit]

Dramas[edit]

Comedies[edit]

Reality / Non-scripted[edit]

Animated[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]

Dramas[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]

An old man is standing, walking, and smiling, wearing a gray suit with a tie.
John Walsh – creator and host of America's Most Wanted which ran for 23 years

Sitcoms[edit]

Ed O'Neill – star of the sitcom Married... with Children

Sports[edit]

Variety and sketch comedy[edit]

Tracey Ullman – creator and star of The Tracey Ullman Show

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. 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. 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. ^ "Thomas Kail & Common To Produce Fox Comedy About 90s Rapper From 'How To Make It In America' Creator". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  15. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth. "'Behind Enemy Lines' TV Reboot Picked Up to Pilot at Fox". Variety. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  16. ^ Behind Enemy Lines at the Internet Movie Database
  17. ^ Busch, Anita (November 16, 2016). "Fox Developing Fantasy Drama Series 'The Building' From Neil Gaiman & Angry Films". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 18, 2016. 
  18. ^ The Building at the Internet Movie Database
  19. ^ "FOX Plans AI Robotics Drama "Familiar"". December 17, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2016. 
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 12, 2016). "Fox Nabs 'The Passage' Vampire Drama From Liz Heldens, Matt Reeves & Scott Free With Big Commitment". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  21. ^ The Passage at the Internet Movie Database
  22. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (January 12, 2015). "Prison Break season 5: Cast, characters, plot and everything else you need to know about the reboot". Digital Spy. Retrieved May 10, 2016. 
  23. ^ Busch, Anita (February 10, 2017). "Fox Developing Modern-Day Bible Drama From Holly Carter & Queen Latifah". Deadline. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  24. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth. ", Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer Added to Fox's Police Brutality Series 'Shots Fired'". Variety.com. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 
  25. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (July 12, 2016). "Marvel 'X-Men' Series from Matt Nix, Bryan Singer Lands Put Pilot Commitment at Fox (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  26. ^ X-Men at the Internet Movie Database
  27. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2017). "Fox Orders Sibling Comedy Pilot Produced By Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone". Deadline. Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  28. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (January 26, 2017). "Craig Robinson & Adam Scott's Paranormal Comedy 'Ghosted' Lands Pilot Order at Fox". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  29. ^ Ghosted at the Internet Movie Database
  30. ^ a b Wagmeister, Elisabeth (January 30, 2017). "Fox Orders Two Workplace Comedy Pilots From Will Ferrell, 'New Girl' and 'Modern Family' Producers". Variety. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  31. ^ Holloway, Daniel (January 25, 2017). "Comedy 'Linda From HR' Gets Pilot Commitment From Fox". Variety. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  32. ^ Linda From HR at the Internet Movie Database
  33. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 24, 2016). "Adam Pally To Topline 'Making History' Fox Pilot From Phil Lord & Chris Miller". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Series". FOX.com. Retrieved August 18, 2016. 
  35. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 19, 2016). "Fox Nabs Private Eye Comedy Starring Anders Holm As 'Workaholics' Eyes End". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 19, 2016. 
  36. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (November 8, 2016). "Matt Nix & Peter Berg Land Put Pilot Commitment From Fox (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  37. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2016). "Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Producing Superhero & Illuminati Comedies For Fox & ABC". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  38. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (October 26, 2016). "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Developing Wrestling Comedy At Fox From Seven Bucks & Gary Sanchez Prods(Exclusive)". Variety.com. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  39. ^ Untitled Wrestling Comedy at the Internet Movie Database
  40. ^ "Fox Orders Gordon Ramsay's 'F-Word'". Broadcasting & Cable. September 30, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  41. ^ "'Prison Break', 'Making History', 'Shots Fired', Others Get Spring Premiere Dates On Fox". Deadline. January 11, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  42. ^ http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/eleven-little-indians-fox-animated-m-night-shyamalan-1201873357/
  43. ^ Eleven Little Indians at the Internet Movie Database
  44. ^ "'Gravity Falls' Creator Alex Hirsch Developing Animated Series at Fox". Variety Magazine. January 6, 2016. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 
  45. ^ Clark, Kenneth R. (April 10, 1991). "Kids' TV singing new 'toon". Chicago Tribune. p. B-1. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 

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