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FX chief slams ‘assembly line’ Netflix

FX Networks president John Landgraf has criticised the algorithm-based commissioning system of SVOD service Netflix, claiming programmes are “not best made by engineers or coders”. In a revealing TCA tour session, Langraf (pictured) warned against tech companies such as Netflix treating programming as a commodity, and said his previous prediction that TV drama originals would […]

Fox cancels one Burnett series, orders another

US broadcaster Fox has cancelled a Mark Burnett-produced dating series, but ordered a music-themed, interactive format from the prolific producer. At its TCA tour event, Fox revealed it had axed Coupled after one season, but picked up Beat Shazam, which counts The Voice producer Burnett (pictured), Beat the Lyrics creator Jeff Apploff and Shazam Entertainment […]

Fox now streaming primetime to subs

Fox Broadcasting has begun simulcasting its primetime programming via the and Fox Now platforms. This makes Fox the first American broadcast network to offer its key programmes as a live-streamed service for its pay TV customers around the US, and stamps former Sky Deutschland chief Brian Sullivan’s mark on Fox’s digital strategy. The streams, […]

Fox order Seth MacFarlane comedy drama

US broadcaster Fox has ordered a 13-episode live-action comedy-drama from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The series, currently untitled, is set for the 2017-18 season and will be set 300 years in the future following the motley crew of a “not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet”. 20th Century Fox Television will produce, with MacFarlane […]

Earley emerges at Berman’s Jackal

Former Fox Television Group COO Joe Earley has reunited with producer Gail Berman by becoming president of The Jackal Group. Earley exited Fox last year, a move that came after 21 years of service at Rupert Murdoch’s media group, and as the TV broadcast division merged with the Hollywood studio. At Jackal, Earley will report […]

Earley exits Fox

Fox Television Group’s long-serving COO, Joe Earley, is leaving the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster after more than two decades. Earley (pictured) will leave the firm at the end of the year, bringing to an end 21 years of service. He has held his current post since August 2014, working under Fox TV Group co-chairmen and […]

Archer moves to FXX, paired with Cassius and Clay

Fox Television Group is moving animated spy comedy Archer from FX to its younger cable sibling FXX. Archer’s latest season will debut on FXX next year, pair with new commission Cassius and Clay, which is to be produce in-house by FX Productions and Archer’s Adam Reed. The move for Archer comes after six seasons on […]

Fox confirms Prison Break ‘sequel’

US broadcaster network Fox has confirmed it is bringing back conspiracy drama Prison Break as a limited series. Announcing the news at the Television Critics Association tour yesterday Fox Television Group co-CEO and chairman Dana Walden said the show would be a “bit of a sequel”. The original series ran for four seasons between 2005 […]

Fox ties down Empire builder

Twentieth Century Fox Television has secured the exclusive services of Empire co-creator Lee Daniels. Daniels has entered into a multiyear deal with TCFT, continuing with his executive producer duties on broadcast drama ratings hit Empire. He will also be developing, writing, directing and supervising new projects for the Fox network under his Lee Daniels Entertainment […]

Fox reopens X-Files

Agents Mulder and Scully are headed back to US broadcast TV after 13 years. Fox has commissioned a six-part reprisal of The X-Files, which will go into production this summer ahead of a currently undefined debut date as an event series. The original X-Files launched in 1993 and ran for nine seasons. It followed David […]