Fox Alternative Entertainment

Fox Alternative Entertainment lands new head in Maverick TV USA alum John Hesling

John Hesling, former president of Maverick TV USA, has been appointed as EVP and head of Fox Alternative Entertainment. Based in Los Angeles and reporting to Allison Wallach, president of unscripted programming, for Fox Entertainment, the veteran exec and producer will oversee the in-house unscripted studio. He will take charge of development and production of […]

Tubi gets cooking with ‘Kitchen Commando’ from Studio Ramsay Global

Fox-owned AVOD service Tubi has announced its first original unscripted cooking series, Kitchen Commando, from Gordan Ramsay’s Studio Ramsay Global. Produced with Fox Alternative Entertainment, the series will follow former US Army Master Sergeant and White House Chef, Andre Rush, take on a new mission to save struggling restaurants and reignite their passion for the […]

ITV preps ‘Next Level Chef’ as Gordon Ramsay’s US show heads to Acton hub

ITV in the UK has picked up rights to Next Level Chef, the cookery format from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s production venture created with Fox Entertainment. The deal marks Studio Ramsay Global’s first format sale for the show, which will be shot in a studio hub in the UK and feature Ramsay alongside two additional […]

Unpacking the risk & rewards of format funds

New formats have always had to fight for space against the exploitation of proven IP, so what has prompted broadcasters to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in schemes to create new shows, asks Richard Middleton Formats are designed to be exploited again and again. This repeatability is baked into the essence of the industry, […]

Fox’s avatar format ‘Alter Ego’ travels to Middle East, Russia, Ukraine & Greece

Producers in the Middle East, Russia, Ukraine and Greece have become the first to take rights to Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE)’s avatar singing competition, Alter Ego. The show debuted on US broadcaster Fox earlier this year and allows contestants to create their own avatar through which they will perform songs to impress judges. Friday TV […]

Fox forges first-look pact with ‘Masked Singer’ creator Wonwoo Park

Fox Entertainment’s in-house unscripted studio has struck first-look development pact with the creator of hit format The Masked Singer. Wonwoo Park’s DL Turn and Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) will jointly develop series for global territories and the US, with an international format based on Korean talent-competition series Lotto Singer in the works. The show was created […]

US network Fox unveils $100m international format fund

US network Fox is launching a $100m unscripted format fund that aims to spot IP for the global market. The initiative, which follows closely on last week’s pact between the BBC and NBCUniversal, will see Fox Entertainment and its in-house studio Fox Alternative Entertainment (FAE) identify unscripted formats that could work worldwide. The fund will […]

Fox orders mystery baking contest with Joel McHale

US-based Fox has commissioned a new investigative baking competition hosted by Community star Joel McHale. Crime Scene Kitchen is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Fly On The Wall Entertainment, with Conrad Green, Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan and Joel McHale attached to executive produce. The show will debut on Fox and streaming platform Tubi on […]

Fox rejigs fall plans to pair up Korean formats

US network Fox has moved up the launch of its new show I Can See Your Voice to the fall schedule so that it will now debut right after the season four premiere of The Masked Singer on 23 September, creating a music competition double bill, with both shows based on South Korean formats and […]

Fox doubles down on Korean formats with CJ ENM singing format

US broadcaster Fox is looking to build on the success of its remake of South Korean format hit The Masked Singer by acquiring rights to another singing show from the country. I Can See Your Voice (ICSYV) is from Korean giant CJ ENM and was piloted by Fox last month. The US network has now […]