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The World Series will air on Fox for the next 10 years, the network announced Monday at its annual upfront presentation. Alongside Alex Rodriguez, postseason regular Joe Buck announced the news to press and advertisers.
After Disney acquired most of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire, the fourth network goes back to its campy roots.
Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier has taken to saying that the relaunch of the broadcast network following the historic Disney-21st Century Fox transaction has turned Fox into a “startup company.” During Monday’s upfront presentation at the Beacon Theatre, the startup seams were showing at times as the new-model Fox unveiled a large slate of new shows for the 2019-20 season that amount to a number of swings in different directions.
Fox Broadcasting said it will air its popular competition program The Masked Singer right after its broadcast of Super Bowl LIV, a sign of the momentum the network sees behind the program — and its hope the audience for the annual gridiron classic will stick around for the show at a critical moment. Fox is already airing a cycle of the show in the fall, meaning the network hopes Singer can prove appealing throughout the season.
Upfronts Week 2019 is underway, and Fox is the second broadcast-TV network (following NBC) to announce its schedule for the fall TV season.
Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi series The Orville has been renewed for a third season at Fox.
Rob Lowe is joining Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1 television franchise in a spin-off set in Austin, Texas called 9-1-1: Lone Star. The show will follow Lowe’s sophisticated New York cop who, along with his son, re-locates to Austin, and must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in his own life.
The new Fox Entertainment is beginning to take shape. The Charlie Collier-run network has handed out its first series orders since becoming an independent broadcaster after seeing its sibling TV studio move to Disney as part of the $71.3 billion asset sale.