Fox dishes up double order for more ‘Next Level Chef’

Fox has ordered two more seasons of Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition Next Level Chef. “Serving up two more orders of Next Level Chef was an easy decision on the heels of an incredible sophomore season, propelled by its historic post-Super Bowl debut,” said Allison Wallach, president of unscripted programming at Fox Entertainment, revealing commissions for a […]

Fox hit ‘9-1-1’ moves to ABC, while spin-off ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ renewed

Fox procedural drama 9-1-1 is moving to Disney network sibling ABC for its seventh season. The upcoming season six finale of the 20th Television-produced series on 15 May will be the last episode to air on Fox – where it holds the crown as the network’s highest rated scripted series. The show from Ryan Murphy, […]

Bento Box Entertainment CEO Scott Greenberg to exit Fox’s animation firm

Bento Box Entertainment CEO Scott Greenberg is leaving the Fox-owned animation studio. Greenberg, who co-founded Bento Box in 2009 prior to its acquisition by Fox in 2019, will be replaced by COO Brett Coker. He reports into Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming at Fox Entertainment. The latter’s SVP of animation, Daniel Weidenfeld, will also […]

Fox links with Will Arnett’s Electric Avenue for ‘Snake Oil’ gameshow format

Fox has ordered Snake Oil, a new game show format hosted and produced by comedian David Spade and executive produced by its LEGO Masters presenter Will Arnett via his Electric Avenue Productions. The format will see contestants pitched unique products by convincing entrepreneurs – some of whom are showcasing real business ventures, while the others […]

Hulu & Peacock to share ‘New Girl’ after Netflix license expires

US comedy series New Girl is moving streaming homes next month, leaving Netflix after a decade to land on both Hulu and Peacock in a shared agreement between the two services. The streamers are both picking up all 146 episodes of the sitcom, which was produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Television, and […]

Fox reportedly turned down $2bn Tubi offer

Fox has reportedly turned down multiple “unsolicited offers” of more than $2bn for its AVOD service Tubi. That figure is more than four times what the company paid for Tubi when it acquired the platform for $440m in 2020. The report comes from Bloomberg, which did not name who had made the offers or when, […]

Argentina’s StoryLab lands Fox, Disney alum to lead international expansion

La Casa Del Mar producer StoryLab has hired former Fox Latin America and Walt Disney exec Eugenia Link to oversee a new division focused on international expansion. The Argentina-based prodco, whose output includes upcoming Disney+ drama Ringo, is looking to “broaden its international horizons, develop new ideas and establish ties with the main industry agents” […]

News round-up: Amazon picks up Witherspoon comedy; Fox courts ‘Farmer Wants A Wife’; HBO Max renews ‘Sex Lives of College Girls’  

Amazon picks up Witherspoon comedy Amazon has handed a two-season order to half-hour comedy series All Stars from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Witherspoon will star and executive produce the series, which follows a former cheerleader from the US who travels to UK to teach at coastal school. “I’ve been looking for a project that brought […]

TBI Weekly: Why the rise of TV’s working-class heroes matters

Screenwriter Brendan Foley tracks an emerging trend in drama and comedy portraying the battles of ordinary working people in the post-pandemic economy They say the world’s oldest profession is selling sex. But there is another less reputable one that would give it a run for its money – storytelling. Dating back some 200,000 years, some […]

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