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Fox Broadcasting Company
Type Television network
Country United States
Availability International
Founded by Rupert Murdoch
Slogan So Bold, So Brash, So Fox
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Area United States
Owner Fox Entertainment Group
(News Corporation (1994-2013)/News Corp/21st Century Fox (2013-present))
(1994-present)
Key people Peter Rice
Chairman, Entertainment
Kevin Reilly
President, Entertainment
Launch date October 9, 1986
Former names Briefly abbreviated "FBC" in 1986-1987.
Picture format 720p HD
480i SD (formatted to downconverted widescreen in many markets)
Callsigns FOX
Official website FOX.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Available throughout the U.S. See List of Fox affiliates
Satellite
DirecTV 16 (SD)
398 (HD)
Cable
Available on most cable systems Check local listings
Internet television
Fox.com Full Episode Player Watch live (US only)

FOX is an United States television network. Along with ABC, CBS, and NBC, it is one of the country's four major television networks. It is owned by Fox Entertainment Group.

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Rupert Murdoch founded the Fox Broadcasting Company

Currently broadcast

Animated (under the Animation Domination banner)

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Matt Groening – creator of The Simpsons, Fox's longest running program
Seth MacFarlane by Gage Skidmore 5 alternate crop
Seth MacFarlane – Lead actor of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.
Show Run
The Simpsons (1989–present)
Family Guy (1999–present)
American Dad! (2005–present)
The Cleveland Show (2009–present)
Bob's Burgers (2011–present)

Awards

Award Run
The Teen Choice Awards (1999–present)
The American Country Awards (2010–present)

Drama

Jane Lynch, 2008 appearance (crop)
Jane Lynch – star of Glee
Show Run
Bones (2005–present)
Fringe (2008–present)
Glee (2009–present)
Touch (2012–present)
The Mob Doctor (2012–present)

News and information

News Run
Fox News Sunday (1996–present)

Reality/non-scripted

Simon Cowell in December 2011
Simon Cowell – creator of American Idol and The X Factor (where he is also a judge).
Show Run
Cops (1989–present)
American Idol (2002–present)
So You Think You Can Dance (2005–present)
Hell's Kitchen (2005–present)
Kitchen Nightmares (2007–present)
MasterChef (2010–present)
Mobbed (2011–present)
The X Factor (2011–present)
Take Me Out (2012–present)
The Choice (2012–present)
Hotel Hell (2012–present)

Sitcoms

Show Run
Raising Hope (2010–present)
New Girl (2011–present)
Ben and Kate (2012–present)
The Mindy Project (2012–present)

Sports

Joe Buck
Joe Buck – lead announcer for Fox's coverage of MLB and the NFL
  • Fox College Football, which includes:
    • The Big 10 Championship Game
    • Saturday Game(s) of the Week (featuring the Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences) (2012–present)
    • The Pac-12 Championship Game (even numbered years)
    • AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic
  • Fox College Basketball, which includes:
    • Pac-12 Basketball (select regular season and Pac-12 Tournament games)
  • MLB on Fox, which includes:
  • NASCAR on Fox, which includes:
    • The Daytona 500
    • The Aarons 499
    • The Coca-Cola 600
    • Numerous other races (either on Saturday nights or Sunday afternoons)
  • NFL on Fox, which includes:
    • Fox NFL Sunday
    • The OT
    • NFC games (and interconference games when the NFC team is the road team)
    • The NFC Championship Game
    • The Super Bowl (every three years) (1994–present)
    • The 2014 Pro Bowl
  • UFC on Fox (2011–present)

Upcoming series

  • In Living Color
  • Axe Cop (Mid-season 2012)
  • The Goodwin Games (Mid-season 2012)
  • The Following (January 21, 2013)

Formerly broadcast

Animated primetime series

Mike Judge by Gage Skidmore
Mike Judge – creator and lead voice actor of the animated series King of the Hill.
  • Allen Gregory (2011)
  • The Critic (1994–95)
  • Futurama (1999–2003)
  • King of the Hill (1997–2010)
  • Napoleon Dynamite (2012)
  • The PJs (1999–2001)
  • Sit Down, Shut Up (2009)

Children's (Fox Kids/Fox Box/4Kids TV)

  • Animaniacs (1993–1995)
  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1990–1992)
  • Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995)
  • Beetlejuice (1991)
  • The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1999–2001)
  • Bobby's World (1990–1998)
  • Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2002)
  • Dog City (1992–1995)
  • Droopy, Master Detective (1993–94)
  • Eek! the Cat (1992–1997)
  • The Fox Clubhouse (1994)
  • Fun House (1990–91)
  • Godzilla: The Series (1998–2000)
  • Life with Louie (1995–1998)
  • Little Shop (1991–92)
  • Masked Rider (1995–96)
  • Medabots (2001–02)
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1995)
  • Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990–91)
  • Piggsburg Pigs! (1990–91)
  • The Ripping Friends (2001–02)
  • Sam & Max: Freelance Police!!! (1997–98)
  • Sonic X (2003–2006)
  • Spider-Man (1994–1998)
  • Spider-Man Unlimited (1999–2001)
  • Stargate Infinity (2002–03)
  • Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire (1992–93)
  • Swamp Thing (1991)
  • The Tick (1994–1996)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (1992–1995)
  • Tom & Jerry Kids (1990–1993)
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001–02)
  • Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (1994–1998)
  • X-Men (1992–1997)
  • Zazoo U (1990–91)

Drama

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Hugh Laurie – star of House
  • 21 Jump Street (1987–1990)
  • 24 (2001–2010)
  • 413 Hope St. (1997–98)
  • Ally McBeal (1997–2002)
  • The American Embassy (2002)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)
  • Booker (1989–90)
  • Boston Public (2000–2004)
  • Brimstone (1998–99)
  • Canterbury's Law (2008)
  • The Chicago Code (2011)
  • Class of '96 (1993)
  • D.E.A. (1990)
  • Drive (2007)
  • The Finder (2012)
  • Get Real (1999–2000)
  • Girls Club (2002)
  • Head Cases (2005)
  • The Heights (1992)
  • House (2004–2012)
  • Human Target (2010–11)
  • The Inside (2005)
  • John Doe (2002–03)
  • Jonny Zero (2005)
  • The Jury (2004)
  • Justice (2006)
  • Key West (1993)
  • Killer Instinct (2005)
  • Kindred: The Embraced (1996)
  • K-Ville (2007)
  • Lie to Me (2009–2011)
  • Lone Star (2010)
  • Melrose Place (1992–1999)
  • Mental (2009)
  • Models Inc. (1994–95)
  • New Amsterdam (2008)
  • New York Undercover (1994–1998)
  • North Shore (2004–05)
  • The O.C. (2003–2007)
  • Opposite Sex (2000)
  • Pacific Palisades (1997)
  • Party of Five (1994–2000)
  • Pasadena (2001)
  • Past Life (2010)
  • Point Pleasant (2005)
  • Prison Break (2005–2009)
  • Profit (1996)
  • Reunion (2005)
  • Roar (1997)
  • Ryan Caulfield: Year One (1999)
  • Skin (2003)
  • South Central (1994)
  • Standoff (2006–07)
  • Strange Luck (1995–96)
  • The Good Guys (2010)
  • The $treet (2000)
  • The Outsiders (1990)
  • Time of Your Life (1999–2000)
  • Vanished (2006)
  • The Wedding Bells (2007)
  • Wonderfalls (2004)

Game shows

  • Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? (2007–2009)
  • Banzai (2003)
  • The Chamber (2002)
  • Don't Forget the Lyrics! (2007–09)
  • Family Double Dare (1988)
  • Fun House (1990–91)
  • Greed (1999–2000)
  • Guinness World Records Primetime (1998–2001)
  • Hole in the Wall (2008–09)
  • It's Your Chance of a Lifetime (2000)
  • The Moment of Truth (2008)
  • Million Dollar Money Drop (2010–11)
  • The Rich List (2006)
  • Super Greed (1999–2000)

Late night

Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers – host of The Late Show, the first nightly program on Fox.
  • The Chevy Chase Show (1993)
  • The Late Show (1986–87; 1988)
  • MADtv (1995–2009)
  • Saturday Night Special (1996)
  • Talkshow with Spike Feresten (2006–2009)
  • The Wanda Sykes Show (2009–10)
  • The Wilton North Report (1987–88)

Reality shows and talent competitions

John Walsh
John Walsh – creator and host of America's Most Wanted which ran for 23 year.
  • 30 Seconds To Fame (2002–03)
  • America's Most Wanted (1988–2011)
  • American High (2000)
  • American Juniors (2003)
  • Anchorwoman (2007)
  • Beyond Tomorrow (1988–1990)
  • Boot Camp (2001)
  • The Casino (2004)
  • Celebrity Duets (2006)
  • The Chamber (2002)
  • Forever Eden (2004)
  • Invasion of the Hidden Cameras (2002)
  • Joe Millionaire (2003–04)
  • Married by America (2003)
  • More to Love (2009)
  • Mr. Personality (2003)
  • Murder in Small Town X (2001)
  • My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss (2004)
  • My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance (2003)
  • Nashville (2007)
  • The Next Great American Band (2007)
  • Paradise Hotel (2003)
  • Playing It Straight (2004)
  • Q'Viva! The Chosen (2012)
  • The Princes of Malibu (2005)
  • The Rebel Billionaire: Branson's Quest for the Best (2004)
  • Renovate My Family (2004–05)
  • The Reporters (1988–1990)
  • The Simple Life (2003–2005)
  • Skating with Celebrities (2006)
  • The Swan (2004)
  • Temptation Island (2001–2003)
  • Totally Hidden Video (1989–1992)
  • Trading Spouses (2004–2007)
  • Unan1mous (2006)
  • World Idol (2003–2004)
  • World's Wildest Police Videos (1998–2002)

Science fiction and action

Chris Carter (July 2008)
Chris Carter – creator of The X-Files, Millennium and The Lone Gunmen.
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–94)
  • Alcatraz (2012)
  • Alien Nation (1989–90)
  • The American Embassy (2002)
  • Dark Angel (2000–2002)
  • Dollhouse (2009–10)
  • Encounters (1993)
  • Fastlane (2002–03)
  • Firefly (2002)
  • FreakyLinks (2000–01)
  • Harsh Realm (1999–2000)
  • Keen Eddie (2003–04)
  • The Lone Gunmen (2001)
  • M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)
  • Millennium (1996–1999)
  • Night Visions (2001)
  • Sightings (1992–1998)
  • Sliders (1995–1998)
  • Space: Above and Beyond (1995–96)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–09)
  • Terra Nova (2011)
  • Tru Calling (2003–2005)
  • The Visitor (1997–98)
  • VR.5 (1995)
  • Werewolf (1987)
  • The X-Files (1993–2002)

Sitcoms

Ed O'Neill 2010
Ed O'Neill – star of the sitcom Married...with Children
Tracey Ullman 1990
Tracy Ullman – creator and star of The Tracey Ullman Show.
  • Action! (1999)
  • Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002–03)
  • Arrested Development (2003–2006)
  • Babes (1990–91)
  • Back to You (2007–08)
  • Bakersfield P.D. (1993–94)
  • The Ben Stiller Show (1992–93)
  • The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)
  • Between Brothers (1997–98)
  • Boys Will Be Boys (1987–1989)
  • Breaking In (2011–12)
  • Brothers (2009)
  • Comic Strip Live (1989–1994)
  • Costello (1998)
  • Cracking Up (2004)
  • The Crew (1995–96)
  • Daddy Dearest (1993)
  • Do Not Disturb (2008)
  • Down the Shore (1992–93)
  • Dream On (1995)
  • Drexell's Class (1991–92)
  • Duet (1987–1989)
  • Flying Blind (1992–93)
  • Free Ride (2006)
  • The George Carlin Show (1994–95)
  • Get a Life (1990–1992)
  • Get Smart (1995)
  • Getting Personal (1998)
  • Greg the Bunny (2002)
  • Grounded for Life (2001–02)
  • Happy Hour (2006)
  • Hardball (1994)
  • Haywire (1990–91)
  • Herman's Head (1991–1994)
  • Holding the Baby (1998)
  • I Hate My Teenage Daughter (2011–12)
  • In Living Color (1990–1994)
  • It's Garry Shandling's Show (1988–1990)
  • Karen's Song (1987)
  • Kitchen Confidential (2005)
  • The Last Frontier (1996)
  • Life on a Stick (2005)
  • Living in Captivity (1998)
  • Living Single (1993–1998)
  • The Loop (2006–07)
  • Love and Marriage (1996)
  • Luis (2003)
  • Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)
  • Married... with Children (1987–97)
  • Martin (1992–97)
  • Method & Red (2004)
  • Mr. President (1987–1988)
  • Ned & Stacey (1995–97)
  • The New Adventures of Beans Baxter (1987)
  • Normal, Ohio (2000)
  • Oliver Beene (2003–2004)
  • Open House (1989–1990)
  • Opposite Sex (2000)
  • Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–1993)
  • Party Girl (1996)
  • The Pitts (2003)
  • The Preston Episodes (1995)
  • Quintuplets (2004–05)
  • The Return of Jezebel James (2008)
  • Roc (1991–1994)
  • Running Wilde (2010)
  • Second Chance (1987–88)
  • Sons of Tucson (2010)
  • Stacked (2005–06)
  • Stand By Your Man (1992)
  • That '70s Show (1998–2006)
  • That '80s Show (2002)
  • The Tick (2001–02)
  • Titus (2000–2002)
  • Too Something (1995–96)
  • Top of the Heap (1991)
  • The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)
  • 'Til Death (2006–2010)
  • Traffic Light (2011)
  • True Colors (1990–1992)
  • Undeclared (2001–02)
  • Unhitched (2008)
  • Vinnie & Bobby (1992)
  • Wanda at Large (2003)
  • The War at Home (2005–2007)
  • Wild Oats (1994)
  • The Winner (2007)
  • Women in Prison (1987)
  • Woops! (1992)

Sports

  • Celebrity Boxing (2002)
  • Formula One Racing (2007–2012)
  • NHL on Fox (1994–1999)

Variety

Show Run
Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002–03)
The Edge (1992–93)
In the Flow with Affion Crockett (2011)
Show Run
Kelsey Grammer Presents The Sketch Show (2005)
Osbournes Reloaded (2009)
Townsend Television (1993)

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