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    Fox to Air One-Hour Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

    Animated mainstay “The Simpsons,” which will surpass the 600-episode mark in October, will be featured in its first ever one-hour episode in January. In the expanded installment, “The Great Phatsby,” featuring Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) as a guest voice, Mr. Burns (Harry Shearer) tries to relive his glory days, and crosses paths […]

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    Fox to Offer ‘Pitch Night at the Ballpark’

    Fox has teamed up with Access Sports Media for “Pitch Night at the Ballpark,” an event that will bring the premiere episode of upcoming drama “Pitch” to ticket holders at baseball venues nationwide. “Pitch” premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. on Fox, and follows the fictional story of Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury, “Under the […]

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    Fox Cancels ‘Houdini and Doyle’

    What we all already knew is now official. Fox has axed freshman drama “Houdini and Doyle.” The 10-episode period drama, which starred Michael Weston (“House”) as master magician Harry Houdini and Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) as Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, drew just 2.6 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 when […]

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    ‘Page Six TV’ Tops All Syndie Summer Tests

    A promising showing by magazine strip “Page Six TV” easily topped the test scores among the summer’s five big first-run syndication trials, most of which concluded the week ending July 29. This makes “Page Six TV” the most likely preview to go national next year. “Page Six TV” (two-week 1.0 household rating in the metered […]

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    Fox Picks Up ‘American Grit’ for Season Two

    Despite the anemic traditional Nielsen ratings in season one, optimistic Fox has ordered a second season of reality/competition “American Grit.” Hosted and executive-produced by WWE superstar John Cena, competitors are pushed beyond their limits in the ultimate test of strength, human spirit and teamwork in “American Grit.” The series is produced by Leftfield Pictures. Season […]

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    Fox Orders New Marvel Series Pilot

    Fox has made a put pilot commitment for a new Marvel action-adventure series, which will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will […]

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    Upfront Report: Grading the Broadcast Networks

    From Campaign US: Five broadcast networks, five presentations and endless promises and exaggerations. You guessed it — it was network upfront presentation week, where sometimes unwarranted boasting results in advertising dollars spent. Before we get to the real scoop, let’s look at some stats. Twenty new network series will be introduced next fall, 12 dramas […]

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    LISTEN: Fall 2016 TV Preview

    From May 16-20, 2016, Programming Insider‘s Douglas Pucci was a guest on “The Morning Fix” with JJ and Scott on Northern Iowa’s Y100.1 FM to discuss the Fall 2016 TV schedules of the five broadcast networks. The time slots discussed in these segments are based on the Central time zone. Note: This Fox segment occurred […]

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