May 9, 1986 |
In their first business deal together since they left Paramount, Barry Diller and Michael D. Eisner said Thursday that a new sitcom based on the hit movie, "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," will be made as the first prime-time series for the fourth TV network that the new Fox Broadcasting Co. hopes to create.
April 23, 1989
I must compliment NBC for its number of shows that involve black families such as "Amen," "227," "The Cosby Show" and "A Different World." NBC has done an excellent job in changing television as we see it today, and it has proven that it can change with the times, as evidenced by the new soap opera, "Generations." I also would like to thank Fox Broadcasting for putting the fun back into Sunday nights with their lineup of wonderful shows. Rochelle Chambers, Los Angeles
June 2, 1988
Fox Broadcasting will telecast an all-star musical tribute from London called "Freedomfest--Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebration" on June 11. The six-hour program in London's Wembley Stadium will commemorate the birthday of the spiritual leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. Mandela has been imprisoned for more than 25 years. The concert will be seen throughout the world via satellite.
January 13, 2014 |
Fox Broadcasting is going into business with the Lonely Island, the hugely popular comedic rap band featuring Andy Samberg and childhood friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Fox announced the development deal Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena. The plan is to set up a "micro-studio" led by Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone. The goal is to attract comedy projects from promising writers that could expand into television programs for the Fox network, its sister cable channel FXX or become Web series for Hulu or other online distributors.
November 21, 1992
Fox Broadcasting says it will expand its prime-time lineup to Tuesday nights in January, its sixth night of the week for weekly series programming. "Class of '96" and "Key West"--which at one time had been scheduled to introduce the Tuesday schedule on Oct. 27, only to be postponed--will now premiere Jan. 19. Both are youth-oriented dramas--the former about college students, the latter about an aspiring writer in Key West, Fla.
June 9, 1986
Twentieth Century Fox Film's chairman and chief executive said the firm's Fox Broadcasting unit has "close to 30" agreements with stations in the top 30 markets to air five or more hours each week of Fox programming. Not all of the agreements have been signed, Diller said, but the stations have agreed to accept Fox's slate of a two-hour movie one night a week, and three hours of comedies and drama on a second night, in addition to a late-night show hosted by comedienne Joan Rivers.
April 16, 1990 |
Fox, 20th Century Sued Over 'Open House': A Toluca Lake Realtor and screenwriter sued Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles Superior Court, asserting that he originated the concept for the TV series "Open House." Joseph Brazen's suit claims that in April, 1989, he pitched the idea for the series to Fox, which rejected it. Brazen seeks at least $600,000 plus punitive damages.
January 6, 1988 |
"It's Garry Shandling's Show," which became a hit on cable television after being rejected by the three major networks, is going to make it to a commercial network after all. Fox Broadcasting said Tuesday it plans to add the critically acclaimed comedy series to its Sunday-night lineup in March. At the same time, however, Fox is giving up on its home-grown late-night series, "The Wilton North Report."