Fox Broadcasting Company, commonly referred to as the Fox network or simply Fox, is an American commercial broadcasting television network owned by the Fox Entertainment Group. Though it was officially launched on October 9, 1986, [1 ] Fox began its official primetime setup on April 5, 1987, with the series [2 ] and Married... with Children airing that night. The Tracey Ullman Show [3 ] [4 ]
As of October 2012, Fox maintains 19.5 hours of programming per week.
The [3 ] animated comedy series is one of Fox's most popular shows, The Simpsons becoming the network's first series to rank among the top 30 highest-rated shows of a television season after its original debut, [3 ] and is the longest running sitcom, as well as animated series, of all time, contributing to the channel's success. [5 ] According to Lanford Beard of [2 ] , " Entertainment Weekly The Simpsons turned Fox from the little network that could into the little network that could not be ignored." The [2 ] science fiction television series also contributed to the network's success, which led to two spin-offs The X-Files and Millennium . The Lone Gunmen [6 ] Fox began airing in high-definition on September 12, 2004, with a series of [7 ] National Football League (NFL) American football games. Fox had a programming block for children titled Fox Kids, which ran from September 8, 1990 to September 7, 2002. [8 ]
Unlike the "
three larger networks", which aired primetime programming from 8 to 11 pm ( EST) Mondays to Saturdays and 7 to 11 pm (EST) Sundays, Fox has traditionally avoided programming in the 10 pm (EST) time interval, leaving that hour to affiliates to program locally. On April 21, 2012, Fox celebrated its 25th anniversary, with a two-hour television special, featuring numerous people related to Fox and its shows. It presented Fox's programs [9 ] , 24 , American Idol , Cops , Family Guy Married... with Children, The Simpsons, The X-Files, among numerous other programs. The network's [2 ] adult cartoons are listed under the banner, which is a Sunday night programming block. Animation Domination [10 ] Fox is a full member of the [11 ] North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). [12 ] [13 ] Currently broadcast [edit ] Animated primetime series [edit ] Awards [edit ] Dramas [edit ] News and information [edit ] Reality/non-scripted [edit ] Sitcoms [edit ] Sports [edit ] Syndication [edit ] Upcoming series [edit ] Animated primetime series [edit ] Xploration Animal Science (fall 2014) Xploration Awesome Planet (fall 2014) Xploration Earth 2050 (fall 2014) Xploration Outer Space (fall 2014) Dramas [edit ] Sitcoms [edit ] Formerly broadcast [edit ] Animated primetime series [edit ] Children's (Fox Kids/Fox Box/4Kids TV) [edit ] Dramas [edit ] Game shows [edit ] Late night [edit ] Reality shows and talent competitions [edit ] Science fiction and action [edit ] Sitcoms [edit ] Sports [edit ] Variety [edit ] References [edit ] General [edit ] McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television (4th ed). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8 Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. pp 1–1566. ISBN 0-345-31864-1 Specific [edit ] ^ Martinson, Jane (October 26, 2006). "Billionaire dropout still creates by the seat of his pants". ( The Guardian Guardian Media Group) . Retrieved September 22, 2012. ^ a b c d Beard, Lanford (April 21, 2012). "Fox 25 years later: How the network changed the world". . Entertainment Weekly Time Inc . Retrieved September 21, 2012. ^ a b c Pressley, Leigh (July 19, 1992). "Fox digs in". ( Star-News Halifax Media Group) . Retrieved September 21, 2012. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (April 18, 2012). "FOX at 25: A quarter-century of risk-taking". HitFix . Retrieved September 25, 2012. ^ "Nielsen's top 50 shows". ( USA Today Gannett Company). April 18, 1990. p. 3D. ^ "Chris Carter's Millennium a flop". (BBC). May 7, 1999 BBC News . Retrieved September 29, 2012. ^ "The Lone Gunmen on FOX". TV Guide . Retrieved September 29, 2012. ^ Grego, Melissa; Schneider, Michael (September 9, 2001). "Fox Kids net adopted by Fox TV Ent.". ( Variety Reed Business Information) . Retrieved September 29, 2012. ^ "FOX Broadcasting Company – FOX Network Schedule". . Fox Broadcasting Company Fox Entertainment Group . Retrieved September 29, 2012. ^ "Animation Domination – Sundays on FOX". Fox Broadcasting Company. Fox Entertainment Group . Retrieved September 22, 2012. ^ Hinckley, David (May 14, 2012). "Fox announces 2012–13 fall schedule". (Daily News, L.P) New York Daily News . Retrieved September 22, 2012. ^ "About NABA". North American Broadcasters Association . Retrieved September 22, 2012. ^ "NAB: About the National Association of Broadcasters". National Association of Broadcasters . Retrieved September 22, 2012. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/20/us-fox-basketball-idUSBRE92J0YN20130320 ^ a b c d e f g h i http://www.deadline.com/2014-15-fox-new-series/ ^ Clark, Kenneth R. (April 10, 1991) "Kids' TV singing new 'toon". ( Chicago Tribune Tribune Company): p. B-1. Retrieved September 22, 2012 ^ Andreeva, Nellie. ‘Cops’ Cancelled By Fox, Picked Up By Spike TV (May 6, 2013). Deadline.com External links [edit ]
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