Fox Entertainment

Fox greenlights Ancient Greek adult animation from ‘Rick & Morty’ creator Dan Harmon

Fox has given a straight-to-series order to a new adult animated comedy from Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon. The order comes as the first series under Harmon’s broadcast network-only excusive animation deal with Fox. As part of the arrangement, Fox Entertainment will fully finance and own the series, with Fox-owned studio Bento Box Entertainment providing […]

AVOD streamer Tubi expands in Mexico with Roku deal

Streaming service Roku has struck a deal with Fox Entertainment that will see its AVOD service Tubi rolled out on the platform in Mexico. The deal, which was struck by Tubi in partnership with Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, will allow local viewers to watch thousands of movies and TV shows via the service, with programmes […]

Fox orders US remake of UK docu-com ‘This Country’

US network Fox has made its first new series commitment for the 2021-22 season with the acquisition of UK docu-com This Country. Based on the BBC comedy created by Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper, the series is being written by Jenny Bicks (Sex And The City) and directed by Paul Feig (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist). […]

‘The Simpsons’, ‘Family Guy’ to recast voice actors amid animation change

A slew of US animated series, including long-running hits The Simpsons and Family Guy, are to recast the voice actors of characters of colour with people of colour. A short statement from Fox Entertainment revealed that “moving forward, The Simpsons will no longer have white actors voice non-white characters.” The animation, which has aired on […]

Propagate Content to distribute Fox Entertainment’s unscripted slate and formats

Ben Silverman and Howard Owens’s Propagate Content is set to distribute Fox Entertainment’s unscripted programmes for global. Under the deal, Propagate will take out the fledgling unscripted studio’s shows, as well as format rights worldwide, excluding the US and Canada. Included in the deal are programme sales and format rights for Fox’s unscripted summer series […]

Fox Entertainment expands comedy, animation teams

Fox Entertainment has hired Spectrum Originals exec Julia Franz and Trigger Warning With Killer Mike producer Daniel Weidenfeld to bolster its comedy and animation teams. Franz has been named SVP of comedy, while Weidenfeld has been appointed SVP of animation for Fox Entertainment. Franz is to oversee all comedy production and development for the network, […]

Fox Entertainment unveils Gail Berman’s Sidecar team

Fox Entertainment’s content development division Sidecar has appointed a raft of executives to its senior management team headed by Gail Berman. The recently launched arm, which is not affiliated with any studio since the sale of 20th Century Fox to Disney, will provide content to the network and its associated platforms as well as third […]

Endemol Shine exits ‘Masked Singer’ as Fox goes in-house for unscripted

Fox is launching an in-house studio for alternative entertainment that will count the next series of The Masked Singer as one of its first productions. The hit singing format, which launched in January and is expected to return to the broadcaster as early as this autumn, will continue to be exec produced by Smart Dog […]

Discovery hires former Miramax CEO

Discovery Networks International has drafted in Michael Lang, the former CEO of US studio Miramax. Lang has been named in the new post of executive VP, international development and digital at the Silver Spring-based broadcast and content group. He will in part succeed David Schafer, who led digital efforts for international operations until moving to […]