November 16, 1999 |
Matt Drudge's days at Fox News Channel may be numbered. The cable channel is weighing whether to fire the renegade Internet writer, who refused to do his Fox show, "Drudge," on Saturday because executives wouldn't let him show a picture that they called a "misrepresentation." The dispute, which Drudge calls "censorship," comes as the 17-month-old show's viewership has dropped dramatically, down 17% from a year ago and 33% from the beginning of 1999, according to a Fox executive.
November 2, 1986
Thanks to the Fox Broadcasting Company for giving us Joan Rivers. She's real entertainment. Nora Amrani, Studio City
June 20, 1995 |
Ending an extended executive search and months of speculation about who would head its television division, DreamWorks SKG on Monday named Dan McDermott, an executive vice president at Fox Broadcasting Company. The appointment surprised some television executives because of McDermott's modest experience in development and because the new studio had seemed interested in attracting a marque talent.
March 10, 1991 |
Sisters Audrey and Jayne Meadows will act together for the first time in more than two decades when they play sisters on an upcoming episode of CBS' low-rated sitcom "Uncle Buck." Audrey Meadows plays Buck's acerbic aunt on the series.
January 8, 1988 |
It's back to the drawing board for Fox Broadcasting after company executives canceled the late-night comedy show, "The Wilton North Report," earlier this week. The fledgling network now plans to develop a new late-night program along the lines of its previously canceled and disappointingly-rated "The Late Show." "We definitely plan to keep the late-night franchise," said Brad Turrell, a Fox spokesman.
September 13, 2002 |
Hope springs eternal, version 5,182: In a small corner office in the heart of Hollywood, Bill Ferguson, a 39-year-old producer, and Alex Nicoll, a 28-year-old director, are making their pitch. "It's a teen comedy, geared toward the 18-to-30-year-old male crowd, although there are a couple of things for the women too," says Nicoll, a slight Brit with dark, spiky hair and short sideburns. "Two guys have a couple of hours to clean up their parents house after a party.