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21st Century Fox was well-represented at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 last weekend, as 20th Century Fox Film, FX Networks, FOX Broadcasting Company and National Geographic provided plenty of trailers, panels, parties and activations for fans. Here’s a quick rundown.


This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes stars joining 20th Century Fox Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider at a Ghetto Film School event in London, Star India CEO Uday Shankar turning the spotlight on censorship in India, FOX setting its summer premiere dates, Fox Searchlight closing a distribution deal for a film starring Robert Redford and Casey Affleck, and more.

FOX Sports' Kevin Burkhardt with 2016 World Series MVP Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs with the Commissioner's Trophy following Game 7 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on Nov. 2, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio.
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This week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses features 21CF’s latest earnings, strong ratings for Game 7 of the World Series, premiere dates for FOX’s winter midseason TV lineup, FOX Deportes turning 20 years old and more.


FOX Broadcasting Company (FBC) debuted on Oct. 9, 1986, with “The Late Show with Joan Rivers” – a queen of comedy deployed to take on NBC’s king of late night, Johnny Carson. Rivers’ inaugural quartet of iconoclast guests included Cher, David Lee Roth, Elton John and Pee-Wee Herman, and the show was gangbusters.


September means back-to-school season, the end of summer and loads of new television programming. It’s a particularly exciting month for FOX and FX Networks, which are unleashing a huge wave of fall series and season premieres for audiences to enjoy.

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The cast of "Lucifer": guest star Jeremy Davies, Tom Ellis, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Robert Richard.

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