History Creator / Fox

13th Apr '17 11:14:58 AM DonaldoC1997
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The Fox name is used for several Murdoch-owned channels across the world, including the British/Irish channels Fox and Fox+, and the Fox Life suite of channels in Europe and South America. In Australia, the name is used both for the [=FoxTel=] cable and satellite television service (half-owned by News Corp) and their general entertainment cable network, which is sandwiched between Creator/SevenNetwork and Creator/NineNetwork and named Fox 8 in an attempt to establish parity between them and the broadcast networks, as well as an Australian version of Fox Sports.

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The Fox name is used for several Murdoch-owned channels across the world, including the British/Irish channels Fox and Fox+, and the Fox Life suite of channels in Europe and South America. In Australia, the name is used both for the [=FoxTel=] [=Foxtel=] cable and satellite television service (half-owned by News Corp) and their general entertainment cable network, which is sandwiched between Creator/SevenNetwork and Creator/NineNetwork and named Fox 8 in an attempt to establish parity between them and the broadcast networks, as well as an Australian version of Fox Sports.



* ''Series/MADtv'': The longest-running sketch comedy series on FOX, and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s longest running [[DuelingShows rival show]] at 14 seasons (1995-2009).

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* ''Series/MADtv'': The longest-running sketch comedy series on FOX, and ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s longest running [[DuelingShows rival show]] at 14 seasons (1995-2009). A revival series is shown on Creator/TheCW since 2016.
7th Apr '17 12:20:01 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Another source of controversy surrounding Fox, alluded to above, is that its content has historically [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed far]] [[HotterAndSexier more boundaries]] than its broadcast competition, making it a frequent target of MoralGuardians. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' character Bart Simpson was seen as promoting juvenile delinquency, ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' was subject to a boycott attempt by a Michigan {{housewife}} due to its raunchy content (which [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity only increased its ratings]]), and trashy {{reality show}}s like ''The Swan'', ''Married by America'', ''Temptation Island'' and ''Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?'' managed to disgust nearly everyone. In TheNineties, Fox was also famous for running [[{{Mondo}} shockumentaries]] like the ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293702/ When Animals Attack!]]'' specials and ''World's Wildest Police Videos''.

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Another source of controversy surrounding Fox, alluded to above, is that its content has historically [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar pushed far]] [[HotterAndSexier more boundaries]] than its broadcast competition, making it a frequent target of MoralGuardians. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' character Bart Simpson was seen as promoting juvenile delinquency, ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' was subject to a boycott attempt by a Michigan {{housewife}} due to its raunchy content (which [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity [[StreisandEffect only increased its ratings]]), and trashy {{reality show}}s like ''The Swan'', ''Married by America'', ''Temptation Island'' and ''Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?'' managed to disgust nearly everyone. In TheNineties, Fox was also famous for running [[{{Mondo}} shockumentaries]] like the ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293702/ When Animals Attack!]]'' specials and ''World's Wildest Police Videos''.
2nd Apr '17 1:22:04 PM WaterBlap
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30th Mar '17 6:30:38 AM Ominae
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* ''Series/ShotsFired''
16th Mar '17 10:25:57 PM TMC6882
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Fox truly launched in April 1987 in primetime, making its name with edgy, risque TV shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', ''Series/InLivingColor'', and the pioneering RealityShow ''Series/{{COPS}}''. In 1993, they shocked the industry by picking up the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_Conference NFC]] contract for over a billion dollars. The network then signed up with stations owned by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Communications New World Communications]], owner of stations in several NFC markets (it had previously been Storer Communications of UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio, a major owner of TV stations, distribution firms and cable systems, only for the stations and distribution assets to be sold to the remnants of New World Pictures, once a BMovie company started by Creator/RogerCorman, then the former owners of Creator/MarvelComics). While Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} were hurt by this loss, it had truly devastating effects on Creator/{{CBS}}, the former holder of the NFC package, who had to move to lower-tier UHF stations in several cities (such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGCL-TV channel 46 in Atlanta]], initially set to affiliate with Creator/TheWB, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDJT-TV channel 58 in Milwaukee]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWJ-TV channel 62 in Detroit]][[note]]the last of which doesn't even produce local news and hasn't for virtually all of its time as a CBS station, unheard of for a Big Three station in what remained a Top 10 market well into the new millenium[[/note]]). To add insult to injury, Fox also signed over football commentators (such as Pat Summerall, John Madden, Terry Bradshaw, Dick Stockton, and James Brown) CBS in addition to plundering its affiliates. The combination of the New World deal and the football contract in the early '90s were responsible for cementing Fox's status as being on par to the three major networks, and sent CBS into a DorkAge that it would take a decade to get out of. (It also helped set off some DisasterDominoes through the TV industry.)

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Fox truly launched in April 1987 in primetime, making its name with edgy, risque TV shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', ''Series/InLivingColor'', and the pioneering RealityShow ''Series/{{COPS}}''. In 1993, they shocked the industry by picking up the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_Conference NFC]] contract for over a billion dollars. The network then signed up with stations owned by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Communications New World Communications]], owner of stations in several NFC markets (it had previously been Storer Communications of UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio, a major owner of TV stations, distribution firms and cable systems, only for the stations and distribution assets to be sold to the remnants of New World Pictures, once a BMovie company started by Creator/RogerCorman, then the former owners of Creator/MarvelComics). While Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} were hurt by this loss, it had truly devastating effects on Creator/{{CBS}}, the former holder of the NFC package, who had to move to lower-tier UHF stations in several cities (such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGCL-TV channel 46 in Atlanta]], initially set to affiliate with Creator/TheWB, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDJT-TV channel 58 in Milwaukee]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWJ-TV channel 62 in Detroit]][[note]]the last of which doesn't even produce local news and hasn't for virtually all of its time as a CBS station, unheard of for a Big Three station in what remained a Top 10 market well into the new millenium[[/note]]). To add insult to injury, Fox also signed over football commentators (such as Pat Summerall, John Madden, Terry Bradshaw, Dick Stockton, and James Brown) from CBS in addition to plundering its affiliates. The combination of the New World deal and the football contract in the early '90s were responsible for cementing Fox's status as being on par to the three major networks, and sent CBS into a DorkAge that it would take a decade to get out of. (It also helped set off some DisasterDominoes through the TV industry.)
16th Mar '17 10:25:10 PM TMC6882
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Fox truly launched in April 1987 in primetime, making its name with edgy, risque TV shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', ''Series/InLivingColor'', and the pioneering RealityShow ''Series/{{COPS}}''. In 1993, they shocked the industry by picking up the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_Conference NFC]] contract for over a billion dollars. The network then signed up with stations owned by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Communications New World Communications]], owner of stations in several NFC markets (it had previously been Storer Communications of UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio, a major owner of TV stations, distribution firms and cable systems, only for the stations and distribution assets to be sold to the remnants of New World Pictures, once a BMovie company started by Creator/RogerCorman, then the former owners of Creator/MarvelComics). While Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} were hurt by this loss, it had truly devastating effects on Creator/{{CBS}}, the former holder of the NFC package, who had to move to lower-tier UHF stations in several cities (such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGCL-TV channel 46 in Atlanta]], initially set to affiliate with Creator/TheWB, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDJT-TV channel 58 in Milwaukee]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWJ-TV channel 62 in Detroit]][[note]]the last of which doesn't even produce local news and hasn't for virtually all of its time as a CBS station, unheard of for a Big Three station in what remained a Top 10 market well into the new millenium[[/note]]). To add insult to injury, Fox also signed over football commentators from CBS in addition to plundering its affiliates. The combination of the New World deal and the football contract in the early '90s were responsible for cementing Fox's status as being on par to the three major networks, and sent CBS into a DorkAge that it would take a decade to get out of. (It also helped sett off some DisasterDominoes through the TV industry.)

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Fox truly launched in April 1987 in primetime, making its name with edgy, risque TV shows like ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'', ''Series/InLivingColor'', and the pioneering RealityShow ''Series/{{COPS}}''. In 1993, they shocked the industry by picking up the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_Conference NFC]] contract for over a billion dollars. The network then signed up with stations owned by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World_Communications New World Communications]], owner of stations in several NFC markets (it had previously been Storer Communications of UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio, a major owner of TV stations, distribution firms and cable systems, only for the stations and distribution assets to be sold to the remnants of New World Pictures, once a BMovie company started by Creator/RogerCorman, then the former owners of Creator/MarvelComics). While Creator/{{ABC}} and Creator/{{NBC}} were hurt by this loss, it had truly devastating effects on Creator/{{CBS}}, the former holder of the NFC package, who had to move to lower-tier UHF stations in several cities (such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGCL-TV channel 46 in Atlanta]], initially set to affiliate with Creator/TheWB, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WDJT-TV channel 58 in Milwaukee]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWJ-TV channel 62 in Detroit]][[note]]the last of which doesn't even produce local news and hasn't for virtually all of its time as a CBS station, unheard of for a Big Three station in what remained a Top 10 market well into the new millenium[[/note]]). To add insult to injury, Fox also signed over football commentators from (such as Pat Summerall, John Madden, Terry Bradshaw, Dick Stockton, and James Brown) CBS in addition to plundering its affiliates. The combination of the New World deal and the football contract in the early '90s were responsible for cementing Fox's status as being on par to the three major networks, and sent CBS into a DorkAge that it would take a decade to get out of. (It also helped sett set off some DisasterDominoes through the TV industry.)
16th Mar '17 8:09:51 PM jormis29
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** ''Series/TwentyFourLegacy''
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* ''Series/MakingHistory''
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* ''Series/{{Rosewood}}''
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