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Fox Exec Charlie Collier Is Bringing the Network Back to Its Rebel Roots

  • Variety
Walk the hallways of Fox Entertainment’s headquarters at its Century City lot, and you’ll find posters touting the company’s new mission statements. One hypes Fox’s “brand pillars,” which include “big swings,” “mass appeal” and “visceral reactions.” Another reminds employees, “We don’t play by the rules, we change the game.”

Then there’s the slogan that perhaps best describes Fox’s recent transition into an independent entity: “We break things to make new things.”

Welcome to the new Fox, same as the old Fox — except when it’s not. As he marks his first-year anniversary next month as the CEO of Fox Entertainment, Charlie Collier has leaned on the network’s legacy as an aggressive underdog that disrupted the broadcast business. But he’s using that as the foundation to reposition Fox as a nimble, independent programmer, one that’s no longer part of a huge media conglomerate.
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Fox Sets Winter Premiere Dates: ‘Last Man Standing’ Shifts to Thursdays, 6 New Series Debut

  • The Wrap
Fox has set its winter schedule, which includes the return of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing,” the third season premiere of “The Masked Singer” and the debuts of six new series: “Flirty Dancing,” “Deputy,” “9-1-1: Lone Star,” “Outmatched,” “Lego Masters” and “Duncanville.”

Animated series “Duncanville” will premiere on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8:30 p.m., taking over the slot of fellow freshman cartoon “Bless the Harts,” which just ended its initial 13-episode order. “Bless the Harts” has already been renewed for Season 2, so it will be back next year.

Rob Lowe-led “9-1-1” spinoff “9-1-1: Lone Star” will make its series debut with a two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. Et/7 p.m. Pt, following the Nfc Championship Game, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. It’s taking “9-1-1’s” spot, but just for now,
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WWE Shuts Down Jay & Silent Bob Appearance After They Go on Aew Dynamite

  • MovieWeb
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is days away from its theatrical premiere, but don't expect to see WWE head Vince McMahon in the audience. According to the movie's director and star Kevin Smith, he had been scheduled to appear along with co-star Jason Mewes on the premiere of WWE Smackdown Live on Fox last week, only for the sports entertainment company to cancel their appearance. The two were supposed to promote the upcoming premiere of their movie, but WWE put the kibosh on their appearance after they showed up on the live TV show of a rival wrestling league just two days earlier.

From the point of view of Mewes and Smith, appearing on both live wrestling shows in one week would have been great exposure for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Showing up on the premiere episode of Aew Dynamite also made sense as the league's world champion Chris Jericho
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Dwayne Johnson to Return as The Rock on Fox's WWE SmackDown Premiere

Do you smell something, WWE fans?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will return to WWE SmackDown Live for its premiere on Friday, when the show moves to Fox after airing on cable for the last nine years.

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Johnson made the announcement in a tweet on Monday, teasing that “there’s no greater title than #thepeopleschamp.
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Ratings: Blue Bloods Returns Down, Five-0 and Housewife Top Friday

CBSBlue Bloods — now with a softer lead-in — marked its 200th episode on Friday night with 7.8 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating, down 8 percent and two tenths from its Season 9 average and finale to mark its second-smallest audience ever and match its demo low. That said, the cop drama easily delivered, as it does, Friday’s largest audience.

Now opening the Eye’s night, Hawaii Five-0 (6.8 mil/0.7) was steady versus its most recent regularly scheduled episode (remember, the Season 9 finale was thrown to the time slot wolves) and it matched MacGyver‘s most recent average as the leadoff hitter. Magnum P.
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When will Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ start cooking again? You might not be served anytime soon!

Are you hungry to witness a rage-filled chef throw platters of undercooked filet mignons and raw scallops against the wall to express his anger at cowering inept cooks? Yeah, me too. With September just around the corner, it got me thinking about when the premiere of the 19th season of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” might commence.

Last year, the 18th season kicked off on Sept. 28 and ended on Feb. 8 this year. The theme was “Rookies vs. Veterans,” and the winner was Ariel Fox, who found redemption after coming in third place on Season 6. Fox turned down the job of being executive chef of Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Instead, she went back to her job as concept executive chef for Dos Caminos, which has five restaurants in and around Manhattan.

SEETeam Ariel vs. Team Mia: Did the right chef win ‘Hell’s Kitchen ’18?

Soon after,
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Becky Lynch to star in Boom! Studios’ WWE SmackDown Live special

As WWE SmackDown prepares to make its big move to Friday nights on Fox this October, Boom! Studios has announced that it is celebrating the occasion with WWE SmackDown Live #1, a special issue from Kevin Panetta (Bloom) and Kendall Goode (WWE), which will follow WWE Superstar Becky Lynch as The Man prepares for the show’s Friday night premiere.

Join Lynch as she arrives at the arena and runs into The Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker and Kane), WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay), WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, and many more. Behind the scenes, unexpected alliances are formed, lifelong enemies are made, and chaos ensues as Superstars erupt into a free-for-all centered around The Man herself.

WWE SmackDown Live #1 will go on sale on October 2nd, 2019.

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Fox Fall Premiere Dates: The Resident, 9-1-1, and More!

Fox is the latest major network to confirm when its fall roster of shows will get underway, an there are no real surprises.

For the most part, the network is sticking to the typical premiere week, with Almost Family pushed a week to accomodate The Masked Singer's two-hour premiere.

The news is unsurprising, especially when you consider how huge The Masked Singer was when it debuted earlier this year.

It all starts Monday, September 23 with relocated 9-1-1 leading into new drama, Prodigal Son.

Related: The CW Fall Premiere Dates: Legacies, Riverdale, The Flash

The Resident and Empire will team up effective from Tuesday, September 24. It's a bizarre pairing, but both shows should have built-in audiences by this stage in their respective runs.

Beyond that, the only other scripted offerings are on Sundays, with the animated comedies making their grand returns on Sunday, September 29.

Thursdays in the fall will consist of Thursday Night Football,
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Fox Fall Premiere Dates: Empire's Final Season, Xl Masked Singer and More

Fox is the latest broadcast network to unveil its fall premiere game plan for the 2019-20 TV season (following CBS, NBC and The CW), and Season 3 of 9-1-1 will kick things off on Monday, Sept. 23, leading into the launch of new Tom Payne-Michael Sheen drama Prodigal Son.

The sixth and final season of Empire will debut in its new Tuesday-at-9 pm perch on Sept. 24, following the also-relocated The Resident at 8 pm.

Last season’s rookie reality smash The Masked Singer will kick off Season 2 with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The following week, the new
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WWE Smackdown Live – June 4th 2019: Results & Review

  • Nerdly
Welcome to this week’s WWE Smackdown Live review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the final Smackdown before this Friday’s Super Show-Down event. Goldberg is here, so let’s see if he threatens The Undertaker or challenges the Middle East to a Steel Cage Match.

Match #1: Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Following the unruly circumstances that kicked off SmackDown Live, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods teamed up to take on Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. With animosities running high between the pairs over recent weeks, Kofi & Xavier took it right to their rivals without hesitation. In the heat of the action, Woods neutralized Ko, allowing Kofi to connect flush with the Trouble in Paradise to Zayn for the major tag team victory. However, Dolph Ziggler immediately blindsided Kofi and Xavier with massive superkicks after the bell,
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WarnerMedia Teams With All Elite Wrestling On New Multi-Platform League

WarnerMedia, which already airs a healthy amount of sports, with rights to the NBA, Ncaa basketball and golf, is adding wrestling to the mix through a new partnership with All Elite Wrestling.

The two companies said they are forming the first new wrestling circuit to launch in the past 20 years, with primetime broadcasts planned on TNT, streaming via Bleacher Report’s B/R Live as well as select pay-per-view slots. The announcement was made on the morning of WarnerMedia’s upfront presentation to media buyers in New York.

The venture will kick off May 25 with an event in Las Vegas that is dubbed Double or Nothing.

Eschewing what it called the “scripted, soapy drama” of other wrestling on the air (read: the WWE), All Elite is promising “fast-paced, high-impact competitions” with “more athleticism and real sports analytics.”

Wrestling for decades has been a top-rated attraction with family viewing appeal and
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Deadline’s NBCUniversal Upfronts Presentation Live Blog

  • Deadline
Updated with event complete: The NBCUniversal Upfront Presentation kicked off a busy week Monday at Radio City Music Hall.

The first time NBCU did a combined upfront presentation a couple of years ago, it ran for 2 1/2 hours, testing the patience of ad buyers, executives and agents. This year, the promise was for a tight, hourlong affair. The event lasted 105 minutes and featured appearances by Seth Meyers, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rami Malek, Ted Danson and the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Here’s how it went down:

10:30 Am Et: So far so good, the presentation is starting on time. Opening the event are NBC late-night host Jimmy Fallon and John Cena with a five-minute video lampooning the famous 1984 Apple commercial. The skit saw Fallon running through a dystopian warehouse with a hammer, but he needs a hand from Cena and a young girl to succeed. He then chooses to
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Fox Fall 2019-20 Schedule: WWE, NFL, No Live-Action Comedies With ‘Last Man Standing’ Held, ‘Empire’ & ‘Resident’ To Tuesday

  • Deadline
Fox Fall 2019-20 Schedule: WWE, NFL, No Live-Action Comedies With ‘Last Man Standing’ Held, ‘Empire’ & ‘Resident’ To Tuesday
WWE SmackDown Live is displacing Fox’s live-action comedy block, which could not find a new home on the network’s fall schedule. Meanwhile, sent to a new home for its sixth and final season is drama Empire, whose longtime Wednesday time slot is being taken over by breakout reality spectacle The Masked Singer.

Here is Fox’s fall 2019-20 schedule, followed by brief analysis and detailed descriptions of the network’s new series.

Fox Fall 2019-20 Schedule

(New programs in Upper Case)

Monday

8-9 Pm — 9-1-1

9-10 Pm — Prodigal Son

Tuesday

8-9 Pm — The Resident

9-10 Pm — Empire

Wednesday

8-9 Pm — The Masked Singer

9-10 Pm — Not Just Me

Thursday

7:30-8 Pm Et/ — Thursday Night Football Pregame Show

4:30-5:00 Pm Pt

8:00 Pm-cc Et/ — NFL Football

5:00 Pm-cc Pt

Friday

8-10 Pm — WWE’S Smackdown Live

Saturday

7-10:30 Pm — Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College
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Last Man Standing Finale Video: Are Mandy and Kyle Ready to Move Out?

Last Man Standing‘s Mandy and Kyle are about to leave the nest — assuming they ever get done packing.

In TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek at Friday’s Season 7 finale (Fox, 8/7c), Mike’s son-in-law takes an extended break from boxing up his belongings to reminisce about some of his most cherished possessions. “Everything I pick up tells me a beautiful story about my time here,” he says, including the coat hanger that Mike handed him when he first moved in. “You said, ‘Hang up your coat or I’m gonna smack you in the head.'” (Ah, good times!
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Last Man Standing Renewed at Fox

Last Man Standing‘s first season on Fox won’t be its last: The Tim Allen comedy has been renewed for Season 8, TVLine has learned. The news comes ahead of Friday’s landmark 150th episode.

The ABC castoff returned last September to 8 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating, improving greatly upon its previous premiere on ABC (6 mil/1.1) as well as its Season 6 average (6.9 mil/1.2). It currently stands as Friday’s No. 1 scripted series among A18-49, and second in total viewers (behind CBS’ Blue Bloods).

“Hard to believe Last Man Standing hits 150 episodes this week and it gets better
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Fox Finale Dates: Gotham, 9-1-1, The Resident & More!

Fox is the latest network to announce when its current crop of original programming will come to a close for the season. 

Leading the charge is Gotham which will wrap up its five-season run on April 25 in the 8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt time period. 

That means there will be no extended episode or double-episode finale, Gotham Fanatics.

However, it will lead into the final episode of The Orville Season 2 in the 9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt slot. 

The biggest surprise is that Fox's roster of scripted content will be over on May 13 with the season finale of 9-1-1, which is airing in an earlier timeslot. 

Monday night companion, The Resident will end on May 6. 

Here is the full list of finales coming your way:

Thursday, April 25

Gotham

The Orville

Monday, May 6

The Resident

Wednesday, May 8

Empire

Star

Friday, May 10

Last Man Standing

The Cool Kids

Proven Innocent

Sunday,
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Miz and Maryse: WWE super couple announces pregnancy at Elimination Chamber PPV

Before Miz and Shane McMahon defended their WWE SmackDown Live tag team titles at the Elimination Chamber PPV, Miz made a huge announcement. Miz called out his wife Maryse to the stage. He then said that he will give all his announcements to the WWE Universe. This was no different. Miz then handed the microphone to Maryse. At that moment, Maryse said that they were preagnant with their second child. After the announcement, Shane McMahon came out and congratulated both Miz and Maryse and then she left to the back before the match started. Things did not go as well […]

The post Miz and Maryse: WWE super couple announces pregnancy at Elimination Chamber PPV appeared first on Monsters and Critics.
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WWE SmackDown Live spoilers: John Cena returns on New Year’s Day episode and is confronted by a surprising WWE superstar

Join our newsletter to get more stories like this The WWE revealed last week that John Cena was making his big return to WWE SmackDown Live on the New Year’s Day edition of the show. However, since that is a holiday, the WWE pre-taped both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live for the second week in a row (last week was Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The WWE SmackDown Live tapings were recorded in Pittsburgh on Saturday night and John Cena did return only to find a surprising WWE superstar getting in his face. Don’t read on if you don’t want WWE […]

The post WWE SmackDown Live spoilers: John Cena returns on New Year’s Day episode and is confronted by a surprising WWE superstar appeared first on Monsters and Critics.
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WWE SmackDown Live Review 28/11/17 – Tag Team Split, New Women’s Faction Gets a Name, Further Friction Between Shane and Daniel Bryan

Liam Hoofe reviews this week’s edition of SmackDown Live…

This week’s SmackDown once again opened with Shane McMahon in the centre of the ring. Shane was out to address the events of last week, which saw Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens pick up a victory over The New Day in a lumberjack match. Shane talks about how the match was Daniel Bryan’s idea, and that while it was great on paper, it failed in practice. He then invited Bryan out to the ring.

Bryan says that as someone who has been fired a few times himself, he believes in second chances and that Shane needs to stop letting his temper get the better of him. He says that firing Owens and Zayn would be a stupid move and that the duo would just jump ship to Raw. Shane says this would be fine as they would then become Stephanie’s problem.
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WWE SmackDown Live Review 21/11/17 – Survivor Series Fallout, Surprise Debuts, Main Event for Clash of Champions

Liam Hoofe reviews this week’s WWE SmackDown Live

Like Raw, this week’s SmackDown started with a McMahon in the ring. Shane was out to address his team’s defeat at Survivor Series and from a storyline perspective, to move everything forward following the show. Shane cuts a fairly standard promo where, instead of really seeming bothered by the loss, he expressed his pride in his brand’s performance on the show and claims that SmackDown is the best brand. It’s slightly odd that he takes this approach, considering the whole idea of Survivor Series was to prove who was the better show, and SmackDown lost, but whatever. Shane calls out Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn and runs them down. Owens and Zayn, as usual, were great here and Zayn has improved so much as a character since his heel turn. Shane is about to fire the duo
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