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NEW YORK (AP) — FX Networks says that Tracy Morgan’s new series is waiting for him once he’s well, but that his recovery is all that matters now. Tuesday’s statement updates the status of the TV project planned for the comic who was critically injured in a highway crash Saturday in New Jersey. Morgan’s recovery […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The FXX network plans a marathon telecast this summer of episodes of “The Simpsons” — all 552 of them consecutively. The network said Wednesday the marathon will start Aug. 21 and continue into Labor Day. FXX programming chief Chuck Saftler said it coincides with the network’s purchase of rerun rights and […]
Homer and Co. are in rolling in dough: Fox’s Twentieth Century Fox TV and Twentieth TV have set a massive first-ever cable syndication and VOD sale of The Simpsons to FX Networks’ new outlet FXX that is worth more than the Gross Domestic Product of some small nations. With 530 episodes and counting, the sale is valued at upwards of $750 million over the life of the deal.
Newbie cable net shows vast improvement over precursor Fox Soccer Channel. According to Nielsen’s fast national ratings, FXX in its first day of operation averaged 68,000 total viewers, of which 54,000, or 79% were members of the adults 18-49 demo. The network also delivered 39,000 viewers in the target demo (adults 18-34), more than six times what Fox Soccer drew back in September 2012.
Another week, another new network. Following the launches of Fox Sports 1 and Al Jazeera America last month, another cable network debuts this week. FXX, a sister network to FX, bowed yesterday in 72 million households. It’s aimed at a slightly younger audience than FX, which targets 18-49s with edgy shows like Louie and Sons of Anarchy. FXX will be raunchier and more focused on comedy than the network that spawned it.
FXX, the entertainment network that debuts on Monday, Sept. 2 (7 a.m. ET/PT), announced that it has secured distribution deals with every major provider and will be carried in 72 million homes at launch. The announcement was made by Mike Hopkins, president, Distribution, Fox Networks. “With this expansion, FXX will be able to deliver even […]
Launching Sept. 2, FXX will initially be available in 74 million homes, offering a programming lineup that will include current FX comedies The League, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Legit.