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NBCUniversal strikes $200m deal for ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has struck a $200m deal with NBCUniversal (NBCU) in a move that will see him leave his long-time home at 20th Century Fox Television. MacFarlane has been with 20th Century for more than two decades and created shows such as American Dad! and The Orville, with the latter soon to […]

Fox partners with Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres on ‘The Masked Dancer’

US broadcaster Fox is moving ahead with a spin-off from its hit entertainment format The Masked Singer. The Masked Dancer was originally devised for the Ellen DeGeneres’ talkshow and sees celebrities dressed in elaborate costumes performing dance routines, with guests guessing their identity. It is being produced by DeGeneres, Fox Alternative Entertainment and Warner Bros. […]

Netflix to appeal court ruling in long-running exec poaching case with Fox

Netflix is planning to appeal a court ruling after it was told to stop poaching staff from Fox, marking the latest development in the two companies’ long-running legal dispute over the hiring of staff. Fox started suing Netflix over the alleged executive poaching back in 2016, after Tara Flynn and Marcos Waltenberg moved to the […]

‘Masked Singer’ marks triumphant return to Fox

Fox’s The Masked Singer has enjoyed a triumphant return to air, pulling in strong ratings for the US broadcaster.  The hit talent show enjoyed an expanded two-hour season two premiere from 8-10pm on Wednesday (25 September), capturing 7.9m total viewers and an impressive 2.5 ratings in the coveted 18-49 demo. The show launched during what […]

Endeavor Content shifts distribution from LA to London, led by Prentiss Fraser

Fox exec Prentiss Fraser has joined Endeavor Content as EVP for international TV sales. Fraser most recently served as EVP and MD of content distribution for Fox Networks Group out of London. She left the business earlier this year following the Disney merger. She will remain in the UK for Endeavor, which will relocate its […]

ITV’s ‘Masked Singer’ shapes up with host and judges confirmed

UK broadcaster ITV’s adaptation of The Masked Singer is shaping up, with a host and star-studded judging panel confirmed for the 2020 show. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett – a known stand-up who has presented the likes of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…, Hey Tracey! and Singletown – will take on hosting duties for the talent […]

Disney-Fox merger sees scores of job losses at Nat Geo

National Geographic is feeling the impact of the Disney-Fox merger, with scores of employees set to be laid off. According to Variety, around 70 to 80 staff will be affected by a round of lay-offs, which will largely impact the brand’s publishing and events division. The move comes as Disney – in a drive to […]

‘Flirty Dancing’ scores US adaptation on Fox

Fox is remaking UK dance-dating format Flirty Dancing. The US broadcaster is adapting the All3Media International-distributed show, in which two complete strangers are taught one half of a dance routine before meeting and executing the dance together in a beautiful setting. All3Media America and Objective Media Group-owned Second Star, which produced the original Channel 4 […]

Fox checks out of ‘Paradise Hotel’

Fox has cancelled Paradise Hotel after just one season.  The US broadcaster has pulled the plug on the rebooted format from Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano’s 495 Productions, citing low ratings and a lack of airtime for what is intended to be a stripped programme. Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment at Fox, confirmed the cancellation to Deadline at […]

Disney’s Q3 results dampened by Fox merger “transformation”

Disney missed the mark on Wall Street forecasts for its Q3 results, reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35, down 28% from the same period a year ago.  Analysts had forecast an EPS of $1.75, as well as revenue of $21.47bn. Disney, however, fell short of expectations, reporting overall revenue of $20.25bn. Bob Iger, chairman […]

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