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"New Girl" executive producers Brett Baer and Dave Finkel.
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On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the worlds of FOX’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (8 p.m. ET/PT) and “New Girl” (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) will collide in a special back-to-back crossover-episode event. Viewers will get to see the endearing characters from both of these sitcoms share the same screen for an hour of programming, but what they won’t see is all the hard work that went into making the crossover happen.

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FOX News Channel Co-Presidents Bill Shine and Jack Abernethy celebrated the network’s 20th anniversary by gathering colleagues in its new, state-of-the-art studio, which will officially debut on Election Day. Bill and Jack were joined by FOX News’ management team as they shared their remarks, which were available to colleagues across the globe via a live teleconference.

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The first week of October was marked by a big opening for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” ratings victories for FOX News, Leonardo DiCaprio joining President Barack Obama for South by South Lawn (SXSL), the renewal of FX Networks’ “American Horror Story” and the announcement of the end for FX’s hit animated series “Archer.” Those stories and more are featured in this week’s recap of 21CF news.

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June 5, 1989, BEIJING – Around the world, the image of a man staring down tanks in China’s Tiananmen Square became etched in our collective memory. The live CNN broadcast was a journalism milestone. Like any competitive newsman, Rupert Murdoch marveled at the accomplishment but must have been rankled by his rival’s success in breaking the story.

Aya Cash as Gretchen Cutler, Kether Donohue as Lindsay Jillian, Desmin Borges as Edgar Quintero, Chris Geere as Jimmy Shive-Overly in "You're the Worst."
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21st Century Fox made plenty of headlines in the last week of September, thanks to FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf’s insightful remarks on storytelling, FOX Sports bringing augmented reality to the NFL, FOX Business notching a record quarter, and FX’s renewal of “The Strain” and “You’re the Worst.” All that and much more is included in this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses.

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Today’s NFL landscape is vastly different than it was a decade ago, and that has many implications for the attention and engagement of the football league's viewers. On Wednesday, FOX play-by-play announcer Joe Buck moderated an in-depth conversation about that topic at an Advertising Week 2016 Town Hall session. The panel included Fox Networks Group President and COO Randy Freer, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and FOX NFL Sunday analyst Michael Strahan, Fox Networks Group President of Advanced Advertising Products Joe Marchese, NFL CMO Dawn Hudson, and Magna Global SVP of sports investment Kevin Collins.

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Let it be known that FOX’s new TV series “Lethal Weapon” is not your typical reboot. Matt Miller, the show’s executive producer, isn’t here to rehash the beloved action film franchise – he’s interested in making a show that will introduce a new-yet-familiar duo whose weekly journeys will be filled with humor, action and subtle themes that will resonate with audiences.

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In addition to 21st Century Fox’s big night at the Emmys, this week’s recap of news about 21CF and its businesses covers CEO James Murdoch’s comments at a recent investor conference, National Geographic announcing its first ever Earth Week, FX Networks renewing “Atlanta” and “Better Things,” a 13-day marathon of “The Simpsons” on FXX, and more.

(L-R) National Geographic Channel President, Original Programming and Production Tim Pastore, National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Years of Living Dangerously" Executive Producer Joel Bach.
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At Climate Week NYC 2016, National Geographic announced its first ever Earth Week, a week of programming dedicated to climate change that will launch ahead of the U.S. presidential election this fall. Nat Geo also premiered the second season of climate change series “Years of Living Dangerously” and unveiled the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio’s critically acclaimed documentary “Before the Flood."

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More than 40 years after its theatrical release, “The Exorcist” remains one of the most memorable and recognized horror films of all time. Adapting a film of that stature into a television show comes with its fair share of risks, but Jeremy Slater, executive producer of FOX’s new show “The Exorcist” (series premiere this Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX), is not so easily scared.