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2006-07-18 11:35:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fox Television Stations and Twentieth Television on Tuesday said they plan to launch a national morning show on its owned-and-operated stations by January 2007 to compete against the top three U.S. TV networks. The show will be broadcast live from New York and feature entertainment and general programming and will be hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy of Fox News Channel's "DaySide" program. The unnamed show will air from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in most markets,...

2006-07-18 09:18:33

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. soccer team manager Bruce Arena was named on Tuesday as head coach of the New York Red Bulls. The 54-year-old Arena will also serve as the Red Bulls' sporting director, overseeing the team's soccer operations, including the first team, reserve and academy teams and youth development. Arena, the most successful coach in the history of the U.S. men's side, was told last Friday his services would not be retained after eight years in the position. The...

2006-06-26 00:10:33

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Peter Liguori, programming chieftain for the Fox television network, has a message for the town's comedy writers: Think January. The Fox entertainment president and his development staff are in the thick of an unusually aggressive summer hunt for new comedy projects that can be whipped up in time to take advantage of the golden launch platform offered when "American Idol" returns for a sixth edition in January. The network has...

2006-06-09 02:19:54

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The only thing shaking in primetime on Wednesday were the derrieres of the contestants on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." Fox led the weak field for the night on the strength of its 9 p.m. original episode of "Dance," which drew 10.4 million viewers and 4.2 rating/12 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. CBS' 8 p.m. summer original "Game Show Marathon" (6.9...

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,...

2006-02-02 03:52:21

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Anthony Anderson has signed a talent holding deal with Fox Broadcasting Co., on the heels of his acclaimed performances in FX's "The Shield" and the feature "Hustle & Flow." As the pilot casting season is picking up speed, the network also has lined up Jay Baruchel, Ben Feldman and Kristin Lehman with talent deals. All four are expected to star in Fox pilots targeted for fall. Baruchel, who got his big break as the star of...

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...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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