December 16, 1997 |
Fox on Monday announced programming moves that include a revamping of its Thursday night lineup, the premiere of a new comedy, "Ask Harriet," and the return of "New York Undercover." Those series will replace the veteran comedy "Living Single" and the freshman drama "413 Hope St.," both of which have struggled in the ratings this season. "Living Single," about four female friends living in New York City, will end its five-year run with two back-to-back episodes on Jan. 1, starting at 8 p.m.
October 13, 2004 |
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed to fine 169 Fox television stations a total of $1.18 million for violating decency standards when they aired an episode of "Married by America." The FCC said it sought to fine the stations $7,000 each for airing in April 2003 an episode of the unscripted matchmaking program that showed sexually explicit and graphic scenes at a time when children were likely to be watching.
April 29, 2004 |
Fox Entertainment Group on Wednesday said the founder of its Fox Television Studios was leaving the company, clearing the way for the hiring of a former Walt Disney Co. executive. Fox is expected to announce that Angela Shapiro, former head of Disney's ABC Family cable channel and ABC's daytime division, would replace David Grant as president of Fox TV Studios, sources said. A company spokeswoman declined to comment.
November 24, 1999 |
Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday that his Fox Television Network became the victim of its own ambition this fall when it staggered the release of its slate of new programs, most of which then sank in the ratings. "We were too ambitious in trying to develop too many new shows all in one year and in launching them over a longer period," Murdoch told the first annual shareholders meeting of Fox Entertainment Group, controlled by Murdoch's News Corp. "Our strategy did not work this year."
November 16, 1999 |
In a restructuring that brings its network entertainment unit and television studio under one executive, Fox Entertainment Group has promoted Sandy Grushow to chairman of the newly formed Fox Television Entertainment Group. Grushow will oversee both Fox Entertainment, which programs the broadcast network, and Twentieth Century Fox Television, the prime-time television studio.
September 3, 1999 |
AT&T Corp., soon to be the largest U.S. cable television company, said it will carry digital TV signals from Fox Entertainment Group's 22 stations on its cable systems across the U.S. for the next 10 years. The agreement covers AT&T's 10 million-plus subscribers and Fox's stations, which reach 40% of U.S. homes with TVs. The companies also agreed to work to provide Fox's high-resolution, or HDTV, programming to cable customers. Financial terms weren't disclosed.