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2006-06-08 04:24:32

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The real-time TV thriller "24" is headed to the big screen under a deal between movie studio 20th Century Fox and the show's producers, trade paper Daily Variety said on Thursday. The Hollywood publication said no deals are in place with the cast, although star Keifer Sutherland -- an executive producer of the series -- has said he would like to reprise his role as sleep-deprived action hero Agent Jack Bauer in a feature version. However, the paper said the...

2006-05-18 10:34:31

By Paul Thomasch and Steve Gorman NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fox television, home of "American Idol," on Thursday stuck to what has made it a TV ratings force by adding an unscripted series from reality king Mark Burnett and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg and two more adrenaline thrillers for the 2006-2007 season. Set to finish this season as the top network in the ratings race for viewers in the 18-49 age group that is most prized by advertisers, Fox felt little pressure to...

2006-05-18 04:12:37

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox, the home of "24" and "Prison Break," is loading up on more intense dramas next season. The network is expected to reveal plans for late-summer launches of new dramas "Vanished" and "Standoff" during its presentation to advertisers and the media Thursday. The network also is rumored to pin its hopes for a long-elusive Thursday breakthrough on freshman comedy "'Til Death," starring Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond")....

2006-03-01 04:27:28

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Five hours of "American Idol" was enough to put Fox over the top in primetime among adults 18-49 during the week ended February 26, marking the first time in at least 25 years that any network has beaten a full week's worth of Olympics coverage on a rival outlet. NBC took the gold for the week in total viewers by a wide margin -- averaging 19.5 million viewers to Fox's 15.5 million -- thanks to big turnouts for ladies figure...

2006-02-02 19:44:21

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Wednesday night belonged to Fox and "American Idol" once again. The 8 p.m. edition of "Idol" lured 30.2 million viewers and 12.4 rating/32 share in the adults 18-49 demographic on a night that had its share of repeats on the competing networks. The only program that came anywhere close to delivering even half of "Idol's" audience was CBS' 10 p.m. drama "CSI: NY" (16.2 million, 5.3/14). ABC's big Kahuna "Lost" (9.3 million,...

2006-01-18 01:55:13

By Sue Zeidler PASADENA, California (Reuters) - Fox television, roaring back to prime time with mega-hit "American Idol" on Tuesday, said it was likely to scrap Emmy-winning ratings dud "Arrested Development" even as other networks made bids to pick up the comedy. The News Corp.-owned network also said it was formally bringing down the curtain on two veteran comedies, "That '70s Show" and "Malcolm in the Middle," both of which will get their series finales in May. Speaking hours...

2006-01-17 22:54:44

By Nellie Andreeva PASADENA, California (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox's veteran comedy "Malcolm in the Middle" will end its seven-season run May 14, while "That '70s Show," now in its eighth season, will bow out four days later, the network said Tuesday. For the homestretch, "Malcolm" will return to Sundays beginning January 29, opening the night at 7 p.m., a slot generally occupied by cartoon reruns. Meanwhile, Fox is in conversations with former "That '70s Show" stars Ashton Kutcher...

2006-01-17 19:45:16

By Sue Zeidler PASADENA, California (Reuters) - Fox television, roaring back to prime time with mega-hit "American Idol" on Tuesday, said it was likely to scrap Emmy-winning ratings dud "Arrested Development" even as other networks made bids to pick up the comedy. The News Corp.-owned network also said it was formally bringing down the curtain on two veteran comedies, "That '70s Show" and "Malcolm in the Middle," both of which will get their series finales in May. Speaking hours...

2006-01-17 02:10:00

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES -- Jack Bauer's latest marathon workday got off to a good start Sunday, ratings-wise. The Fox drama "24" notched its most-watched episode ever with its fifth-season premiere as the first of two back-to-back episodes got a boost from a primetime overrun (in East Coast and Midwestern markets) of the NFL's NFC divisional playoff game between the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears. Airing from about 8:13-9:11 p.m. EST, the first episode of "24" averaged 17...

2006-01-05 12:49:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp.'s Fox Entertainment Group on Thursday said it plans to make some of its cable and broadcast television shows available to DirecTV viewers for a fee. The owners of the FX cable network and Fox Broadcasting will begin selling episodes of FX's "The Shield" and "Rescue Me" up to two days before they air on the network for $2.99 per show to DirecTV customers who own new digital video recorder from the satellite TV operator. Fox will sell access to episodes...


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