Beverly Hills, CA – Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden started the executive session of Fox’s day at the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association tour yesterday by explaining to the press that broadcast and cable networks are one big happy family. “At the Fox Television Group, we’re producing over 50 shows,” she said. Beyond series for the Fox network, that means “shows for every major cable channel, SVOD service and broadcast network, including [ABC’s upcoming comedy] ‘Speechless’ and [NBC’s new fall drama series] 'This Is Us,' which landed the most coveted time slots at ABC and NBC this fall. This year, we also produced the No. 1 show on ABC, ‘Modern Family’; the No. 1 new comedy of the season, ‘Life in Pieces,’ for CBS; the No. 1 show on FX, ‘American Horror Story’; the most watched show on Showtime, ‘Homeland,’ and the No. 1 new cable show, ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ on FX.” Walden later expanded on this subject. “All of the media companies are meaningfully in the content ownership business,” she explained. “Certainly a core objective of the Fox Television Group is to own as much great content as possible.
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