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FOX rescuing its UPN stations

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 23rd 2006 8:31AM
my network tvWhen The CW launches in the fall, there will be a bunch of UPN affiliates out there that lose all their programming. At least ten of those affiliates are owned by FOX, which announced that it will launch its own mini-network on those stations and call it My Network TV. To begin with, FOX will provide two original dramas, called Desire and Secrets,  that will air six nights a week for 13 weeks (like the telenovelas on Univision). The new network launches in major U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, on September 5th. The mini-network is going to be run by Roger Ailes, the man responsible for Fox News Channel.

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Dean

Fox can't even provide 12 hours a week of decent prime-time programming to their current affiliates, so it's hard to believe that these shows will be any good.

Sounds like they will have the production values of a daytime soap, and that won't pull much of an audience in prime time.

February 23 2006 at 9:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lampbane

What's with that name? It's not like we're going to be able to submit shows... are we?

Considering the markets they're launching it in, I don't think it will be anything like Fox News... I hope.

February 23 2006 at 5:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent

Thank god, maybe now we can get some Fair and Balanced(tm) Sitcoms! :P

February 23 2006 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Eligio Rosa

"The mini-network is going to be run by Roger Ailes, the man responsible for Fox News Channel."

God help us

February 23 2006 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TC

Sounds like MySpace TV to me.

February 23 2006 at 10:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Blah

Dear god, Power50, the former UPN network in Chicago, was doing just fine. Don't destroy it with this horrible attempt.

February 23 2006 at 8:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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