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]

Note: Titles are listed in alphabetical order followed by the year of debut in parentheses.

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



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)


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

Upcoming series[edit]



Reality Show[edit]

Developing programs[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]


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]


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





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  • 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.


  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. ^ Friedlander, Whitney. "John Cena to Host Military-Inspired Competition Show on Fox". Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  15. ^ Ausiello, Michael. "24 Legacy's 'New Jack': Walking Dead's Corey Hawkins to Star in Fox Reboot". Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 24, 2015). "'A-Team' TV Series Remake In Works With Chris Morgan Producing". Deadline. Retrieved February 5, 2016. 
  17. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth. "‘Prison Break’ Event Series with Original Cast & Producers Officially Greenlit at Fox". Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Queen Latifah To Star In Lee Daniels Fox Music Pilot, Three Young Leads Cast". Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  19. ^ Clark, Kenneth R. (April 10, 1991). "Kids' TV singing new 'toon". Chicago Tribune. p. B-1. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 

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