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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.

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When all was said and done, 21st Century Fox walked away from the 68th Emmy Awards with 27 awards across its businesses. FX Networks took home 18 Emmys on its own, setting a new record for basic cable, thanks in large part to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

Zazie Beetz as Van, Donald Glover as Earnest Marks in "Atlanta"
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This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses covers a lot of ground, including 21CF Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talking about a wide range of topics, 20th Century Fox Film partnering with AFI to create more opportunities for female film directors, big ratings for FX Networks’ new show “Atlanta,” Fox Searchlight buying “Jackie,” a brief history of FX and more.

Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, presidents of original programming at FX Networks.
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FX Networks heads into Sunday’s 68th Emmy Awards show with 12 Creative Arts Emmys already under its belt and a total of 56 nominations, the most in its history and the most ever for an ad-supported cable network. That level of achievement doesn’t happen overnight. At FX, not many people know this better than Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, presidents of original programming.

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Now that we’ve powered through the post-Labor Day blues, it’s time to catch up on the week’s news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses. In this week’s 21CF news recap, FX Networks’ “Atlanta” has a strong series premiere, FXX’s “You’re the Worst” has a strong start to its third season, 21CF invests in DriveTribe, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf gets two profiles, and more.

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The 2016 NFL regular season is upon us, and at the end of it comes Super Bowl LI (that’s 51, for those who are hazy when it comes to Roman numerals), which will air Feb. 5, 2017, on FOX. This means the next several months will be eventful, to say the least, for Jacob Ullman, senior vice president of production and talent development at FOX Sports.

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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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In its ongoing endeavor to develop directors with diverse voices, backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives, Fox Audience Strategy has begun it second annual Fox Global Directors Initiative (FDI). The directors who have been named Fox Director Fellows will participate in comedy or drama apprenticeship programs and be pitched for directorial opportunities across Fox entertainment programs.

FOX TV Group Co-Chairman and CEO Dana Walden and FOX entertainment president David Madden 

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FOX and FX took the stage at the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour in Pasadena, California, on Aug. 8 and 9, respectively. FX led the TCA Awards with 3 Awards for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and 1 for “The Americans.” At the event, FOX shed light on the scheduling move for “Pitch." The highly anticipated MLB produced dramedy will move from Midseason to Fall, giving it the exposure of Empire and the World Series.

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August is a huge month for soccer, particularly for FOX Sports. Between the UEFA Champions League, the Bundesliga, the FA Cup, MLS and more, FOX Sports has a robust slate of programming for soccer fans in the U.S.