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Fox TV Shows: 2018-19 Viewer Votes

Every year, the Fox television network airs new and continuing TV series. Many are cancelled and many are renewed by the season's end. Although everyone understands that Nielsen ratings usually play a big role in TV cancellations and renewals, most fans do not get to participate in that system. So, we are offering you the chance to rate Fox TV shows here, instead.

Fox TV series that have premiered (so far) during the 2018-19 television season: 9-1-1, Bob's Burgers, The Cool Kids, Empire, Family Guy, The Gifted, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, Last Man Standing, Lethal Weapon, Mental Samurai, The Orville, Rel, The Resident, The Simpsons, and Star.

Here's a ranking of how the Fox TV shows from the 2018-19 season stack up with our readers. Vote for those TV series you love, hate, and love to
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Deadpool, Avatar and The Simpsons Officially Added to Disney Website

Deadpool, Avatar and The Simpsons Officially Added to Disney Website
Deadpool is now officially part of Disney. The Fox acquisition deal finally closed earlier this week and there are about to be some big changes in the coming months. For starters, you can head over to the Walt Disney Company website and see their new banner, which integrates some of their new properties, including the Merc with a Mouth, who is pictured right next to the iconic Sorcerer Mickey from Fantasia. It's definitely a pretty weird image to see considering how different the two characters are and what they represent.

The exciting promise of Deadpool 3 isn't the only new addition to the Disney banner. The Simpsons, specifically Bart, are also represented. Simpsons showrunner Al Jean celebrated the Disney and Fox deal by posting a picture of Homer strangling Mickey Mouse while Bart looks on, smiling and feeling grateful to not be the one at the end of Homer's hands.
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Deadpool Will Be The Only X-Men Character To Survive The Disney/Fox Deal

As of yesterday, Disney’s historic takeover of Fox is complete. For superhero fans, the headline of this deal is that Marvel Studios now has the rights back to the X-Men. It hasn’t been confirmed as yet exactly what the Mouse House plans to do with the mutant-based franchise that’s been ongoing since 2000, but it’s widely assumed that Marvel president Kevin Feige will hit the reboot button. Word has it, though, that one character will survive the move unchanged.

As you could probably guess, even if the post title didn’t tell you, it’s Deadpool. The Hollywood Reporter has shared that Marvel intends to keep Ryan Reynolds on as the Merc with the Mouth but the rest of the X-Men will be recast when the time comes to fold Professor X and his super-powered charges into the McU. Not that this will be anytime soon, mind you,
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'A monopolistic blob': what the Disney/Fox merger means for cinema

This cartoon-like demonstration of alpha-capitalism will lead to stricter, safer and blander entertainment – and with each acquisition, the stakes get higher

The mouse just ate the fox – and created a monster. Or rather, an even bigger monster than the two separate ones already in existence. The Walt Disney Company’s $71.3bn takeover of most of 20th Century Fox is a gigantic deal, the business equivalent of a sex scene between Alien and Predator – and Fox’s Alien and Predator products are included in the purchase, along with James Cameron’s Avatar franchise and many other lucrative properties. It is estimated that the merger gives Disney control of 40% of all theatrical box office and puts it in a position to take on the digital streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Apple.

The deal also adds the superheroes X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four to the Disney fold – where they could
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'A monopolistic blob': what the Disney/Fox merger means for cinema

This cartoon-like demonstration of alpha-capitalism will lead to stricter, safer and blander entertainment – and with each acquisition, the stakes get higher

The mouse just ate the fox – and created a monster. Or rather, an even bigger monster than the two separate ones already in existence. The Walt Disney Company’s $71.3bn takeover of most of 20th Century Fox is a gigantic deal, the business equivalent of a sex scene between Alien and Predator – and Fox’s Alien and Predator products are included in the purchase, along with James Cameron’s Avatar franchise and many other lucrative properties. It is estimated that the merger gives Disney control of 40% of all theatrical box office and puts it in a position to take on the digital streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Apple.

The deal also adds the superheroes X-Men, Deadpool and the Fantastic Four to the Disney fold – where they could
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Disney Adds Deadpool To Their Website Banner As Fox Deal Closes

We’ve already seen Deadpool’s reaction to the Disney/Fox merger, and now that the deal is officially in effect, it seems that the Mouse House is happy to have the Merc on board.

At 12:02 a.m. Et today, Disney officially acquired an overwhelming array of Fox properties, and on the company’s website, these new arrivals are acknowledged by an updated banner. As you can see, not only is Deadpool pictured in the line-up, but also the Na’vi from Avatar and Bart Simpson, the latter of whom may regret calling Mickey Mouse “the mascot of an evil corporation” in The Simpsons Movie.

Of course, Disney’s list of new acquisitions extends far, far beyond these three properties, and includes the likes of Alien, Predator, Planet of the Apes, Family Guy, The X-Files, American Horror Story, Ice Age, Bob’s Burgers, Home Alone and we could keep going,
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Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix

The acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s film and TV studio business will boost Disney as it enters the TV streaming market

Disney has closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business in a deal that unites franchises including Cinderella, The Simpsons and Star Wars under one corporate roof to create a media behemoth of unprecedented scale.

The Walt Disney Company closed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox shortly after midnight New York time on Wednesday.
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Disney Closes Its $71.3 Billion Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

  • The Wrap
At long last, Disney has completed its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets.

With the deal wrapped up, Disney will take over ownership of 20th Century Fox film and TV studio, cable networks FX, Fxx and National Geographic, and certain cable and international television assets. Disney also acquires Fox’s 30 percent stake in Hulu, giving it majority control. The new assets should strengthen Disney’s position as a content behemoth, especially as it launches Disney+ later this year, its own streaming competitor to Netflix.

“This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us–one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said. “Combining Disney’s and 21st Century Fox’s wealth of creative content and proven talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era.”

Meanwhile, what
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Disney CEO's Note to Staff on Fox Deal: "What Lies Ahead Is the Challenging Work"

About 45 minutes after the Walt Disney Co. closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of large parts of 21st Century Fox around midnight East coast time, CEO Bob Iger sent a note to staff saying, "We are rapidly transforming our company to take full advantage of evolving consumer trends and emerging technology in order to thrive in this new and exciting time."

As the deal closed, the company's official website got a makeover and added pictures of iconic Fox properties. Characters from The Simpsons, Avatar, Deadpool and Atlanta, as well as images of Ipl cricket and soccer, were added to the homepage alongside ...
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Disney and Fox Merger Finally Complete

Kirsten Howard Mar 19, 2019

The long winter of our franchise discontent is at an end, as the Disney/Fox merger is complete.

Deadpool, X-Men, Alien, Avatar, The X-Files and The Simpsons all have a new home at Disney. The mouse house's acquisition of 21st Century Fox is finally complete, ending two long years of crossing the legal and regulatory Ts and dotting the ....lower case Js.

21st Century Fox announced the news officially today as Disney finalized the details of its $71.3 billion payout fantasia (no pun intended).

The simple announcement "The Walt Disney Company’s (“Disney”) acquisition of 21Cf will become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, March 20, 2019" will likely lead to a broad amount of news on plans going forward from tomorrow, but most of the current chatter online centres around which Marvel characters might now join the McU, and whether Deadpool will stay filthy.

CEO Bob Iger
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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Animated Program

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Animated Program
Last Year’s Winner: “Rick and Morty

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: Out of 29 eligible seasons, “The Simpsons” has been nominated 26 times and won 10 times. In comparison, “South Park” has been nominated 17 times and one five times out of 21 eligible seasons. Those are high batting averages, but not the highest among multiple winners. “Bob’s Burgers” (which has won twice) has been nominated seven times in eight seasons, and “Futurama” (another two-time winner) technically has eight nominations for just seven seasons — Comedy Central split the final two seasons into halves, qualifying four times, but still only counting as two full seasons.

Fun Fact: Here are a few need-to-know rules about the Best Animated Series category: Animated series are nominated for a single episode, but air three episodes in the eligibility period to qualify as a series; the episode’s writer can choose to be part of the animation team honored
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Disney’s acquisition of Fox is now officially complete

More than a year after the deal first started coming together, Twenty-First Century Fox has announced that The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of its film and TV assets is now complete and will become effective as of 12:02 Am, Wednesday, March 20th.

Disney originally reached an agreement to purchase Fox back in December 2017 for $52.4 billion, only for Comcast to enter the race, pushing the purchase price up to $71.3 billion.

The massive deal includes 20th Century Fox’s various film and TV studios, Star India, and Fox’s stakes in Hulu, Endemol, National Geographic and Tata Sky.

Some of the many properties which will now fall under the control of Disney include the X-Men and Fantastic Four rights and distribution rights to the original Star Wars, as well as Avatar, Alien, Predator, Planet of the Apes, Die Hard, Ice Age, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2’ Trailer (Watch)

  • Variety
In today’s TV roundup, Netflix has dropped the first trailer for “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2” starring Kiernan Shipka, and former “O.C.” star Rachel Bilson has been cast in Fox’s drama pilot “Lovestruck.”

Casting

Former “O.C.” star Rachel Bilson is set to play the female lead in Fox’s new drama pilot “Lovestruck.” The show, which comes from creator Tom Kapinos, takes place during a single night as a series of events unfold during the leading lady’s wedding. The show will also star Kathleen Turner, Andie MacDowell, and Richard Roxburgh.

Oakley Bull, who played Timothee Chalamet’s sister in “Beautiful Boy” and will appear in the upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984,” has been cast in Fox’s comedy pilot “Geniuses.” The multi-camera series follows a blue-collar couple in South Jersey as they raise four kid-geniuses. Maggie Lawson will also star in the show as the family’s headstrong mom.
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Wink’s Joe Aguilar on Why Animation Co-Productions Are Risky and Slow

  • Variety
China’s Wink Animation, a division of Huayi Brothers, is a Chinese animation company that creates both Chinese-language films and globally-skewing features for the young adult market. It produces both fully animated and hybrid content that combines live action with animated characters.

The company is led by CEO Joe Aguilar, former CFO of Oriental DreamWorks, who led the flagship Sino-Hollywood co-venture while it produced “Kung Fu Panda 3,” the highest-grossing animated co-production of its time. Aguilar will be at FilMart on Tuesday to deliver a keynote address on co-productions in the animation space.

According to Aguilar, it will still be quite some time before globally successful animated co-productions explode onto the scene. “It’s not going to go as fast as everyone wants it to happen. There’s a lot to learn in terms of the risk factors, and culturally about how to work together,” he told Variety.

Since a
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15 Midseason Replacements That Became Surprise Hits: From ‘The Office’ to ‘Seinfeld’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
15 Midseason Replacements That Became Surprise Hits: From ‘The Office’ to ‘Seinfeld’ (Photos)
Not every show can make it into the Fall primetime lineup — and sometimes that’s a good thing. Each year, networks have to find fresh programs to fill the midseason holes they face when during long hiatuses or as cancellations creep up. And for shows like “Seinfeld,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Riverdale,” being up against some easy competition during winter and summer lulls may have set them up to become fan favorites. Check out a sampling below to see some of the most beloved midseason replacements in TV history — and some that are still airing.

1. “Seinfeld” — Premiered July 5, 1989 on NBC

One of the most famous sitcoms of all time debuted in the dead of summer, but that didn’t stop the self-proclaimed “show about nothing” from becoming something.

2. “Happy Days” — Premiered Jan. 15, 1974 on ABC

Maybe a winter launch was what made the Fonz so cool in the first place.
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Tribeca 2019 to Reunite ‘In Living Color,’ Preview ‘Mr. Robot’ as Part of Growing TV Lineup at Annual Fest

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Tribeca 2019 to Reunite ‘In Living Color,’ Preview ‘Mr. Robot’ as Part of Growing TV Lineup at Annual Fest
This April, the Tribeca Film Festival continues its tradition of incorporating the rich landscape of television into its lineup, with a series of premieres, reunions, and conversations that will bring together America’s favorite animated family, the world’s most notorious hacker, and the sketch comedy series that launched a generation of comedians.

In terms of reunions, the Tribeca TV lineup will reunite the cast of “In Living Color,” including cast members Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Rosie Perez, and David Alan Grier, and also bring together, in recognition of the 30th anniversary of “The Simpsons,” James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Matt Selman, Al Jean, and Harry Shearer for a panel moderated by Yeardley Smith.

Meanwhile, making their world premieres at the festival will be the upcoming series “The Boys,” executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the HBO docudrama “Chernobyl,” Netflix’s animated comedy
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HBO’s 'Chernobyl', Nat Geo’s 'The Hot Zone' among TV premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

HBO’s 'Chernobyl', Nat Geo’s 'The Hot Zone' among TV premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
Festival sets cast reunions for The Simpsons, In Living Color.

The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its line-up of TV screenings on Monday (18) including the world premieres of Amazon’s dark superhero comedy The Boys, fact-based drama series Chernobyl from HBO, and The Hot Zone from Nat Geo.

The full TV line-up at the New York festival, this year running from April 24-May 5, takes in eight series premieres, two season premieres, a feature documentary, and five independent pilots.

Other series getting world premieres at the event are Netflix’s animated comedy Tuca & Bertie and HBO’s Duplass brothers docuseries On
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MGM Hires Robert Marick to Expand Consumer Products

  • Variety
Metro Goldwyn Mayer has hired industry veteran Robert Marick as executive VP of global consumer products and experiences.

In his new role, Marick is responsible for overseeing the expansion of MGM’s traditional merchandise, interactive and consumer products business. He’s also developing a global strategy with a focus on core consumer products licensing, digital and gaming, location-based entertainment and direct-to-consumer businesses.

Marick will report to Christopher Brearton, MGM’s chief operating officer. Marick has worked for Walt Disney Company, Twentieth Century Fox, Time Warner Inc. (now WarnerMedia), Mattel, and Discovery.

“Robert has a proven track record of taking complex entertainment properties and translating them into impactful consumer goods and experiences,” said Brearton. “His extensive knowledge of the industry and global marketing expertise will enable him to provide a unique perspective as we look to enhance MGM’s position as a global leader in consumer products and experiences.”

Marick will
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Ratings: God Friended Me Rises, While Many RSVP for NCIS: La Wedding

CBS’ God Friended Me this Sunday drew 7.8 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, up 18 percent and two tenths from last week. Leading out of that, NCIS: La‘s wedding episode (8.3 mil/0.9, TVLine reader grade “A-“) hit nearly a five-month audience high while steady in the demo. Bubble drama Madam Secretary (5.5 mil/0.5) dipped a tenth in the demo.

Elsewhere….

NBC | World of Dance (3.7 mil/0.8) stabilized, while Good Girls (2.4 mil/0.5) dipped to new series lows.

ABC | American Idol (7.1 mil/1.3) held steady and dominated the night in the demo. Shark Tank (3.9 mil/0.9) ticked up.

The CW | Supergirl (1.07 mil/0.3, reader grade “B+”) and
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Ratings: NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ Dips to New Series Low – Not Good

Ratings: NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ Dips to New Series Low – Not Good
NBC’s “Good Girls” slipped Sunday in ratings, settling for a new series low.

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 5.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following a rerun, a two-hour “American Idol” at 8 p.m. posted a 1.3/6 and 7.1 million viewers. “Shark Tank” at 10 had a 0.9/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and first in viewers with 7.9 million. At 7, “60 Minutes” put up a 1.1/6 and 9.9 million viewers. “God Friended Me” at 8 got a 0.8/4 and 7.8 million viewers. At 9, “NCIS: Los Angeles” received a 0.9/4 and 8.3 million viewers. “Madam Secretary” at 10 finished primetime off with a 0.5/3 and 5.5 million viewers.
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