FOX announced the 2023-2024 programming lineup, and there was no mention of WWE. The deal for SmackDown’s rights expires next year with FOX. The following was issued:
FOX ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES 2023-24 PROGRAM SLATE WITH 6 NEW SERIES ORDERS, 5 SECOND SEASON RENEWALS AND 13 ADDITIONAL SERIES RETURNS
NEW SERIES FROM CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, INCLUDING WILL ARNETT, JAMIE FOXX, JON HAMM, DAN HARMON, BARBIE KLIGMAN, HANK STEINBERG AND JOHN WELLS
NEW SERIES INCLUDE:
ALL-NEW ACTION-DRAMA RESCUE: HI-SURF, FROM LEGENDARY PRODUCER JOHN WELLS AND WRITER MATT KESTER
BRAND-NEW BOLD MEDICAL DRAMA DOC, BASED ON GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED HIT ITALIAN SERIES, FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS BARBIE KLIGMAN, HANK STEINBERG AND ERWIN STOFF
ALL-NEW ANIMATED COMEDIES KRAPOPOLIS, FROM DAN HARMON; AND GRIMSBURG, STARRING AND EXECUTIVE-PRODUCED BY JON HAMM
BRAND-NEW GAME SHOW SNAKE OIL, HOSTED BY DAVID SPADE, AND EXECUTIVE-PRODUCED BY WILL ARNETT
ALL-NEW MUSIC GUESSING GAME SHOW WE ARE FAMILY, HOSTED AND EXECUTIVE-PRODUCED BY JAMIE FOXX, AND CO-HOSTED BY CORINNE FOXX
RETURNING SERIES INCLUDE:
SECOND SEASONS OF HOWARD GORDON’S CRIME ANTHOLOGY SERIES, ACCUSED; HIGH-STAKES DRAMA ALERT: MISSING PERSONS UNIT, STARRING SCOTT CAAN & DANIA RAMIREZ; FOX-OWNED COMEDY ANIMAL CONTROL, STARRING JOEL McHALE; AND GROUNDBREAKING UNSCRIPTED SERIES SPECIAL FORCES: WORLD’S TOUGHEST TEST AND FARMER WANTS A WIFE
GORDON RAMSAY’S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES TO RETURN WITH BRAND-NEW SEASON OF RESTAURANT MAKEOVERS
LEGO MASTERS: CELEBRITY HOLIDAY BRICKTACULAR RETURNS FOR MULTI-NIGHT EVENT
ADDITIONAL RETURNING SERIES INCLUDE; 9-1-1: LONE STAR, BOB’S BURGERS, THE CLEANING LADY, FAMILY GUY, THE GREAT NORTH, HELL’S KITCHEN, I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE, LEGO MASTERS, THE MASKED SINGER, NAME THAT TUNE, NEXT LEVEL CHEF AND THE SIMPSONS
New York, NY – Rob Wade, CEO, FOX Entertainment, today will unveil the FOX content slate for the 2023-2024 television season to the national advertising community during its in-person Upfront Presentation at the Manhattan Center. FOX is adding two new dramas, two new animated comedies and two new unscripted series to its lineup. Spanning scripted, reality and animation, the media company continues to increase program ownership from in-house business units FOX Entertainment Studios, FOX Alternative Entertainment, Studio Ramsay Global and Bento Box Entertainment.
“Across every genre of FOX’s 2023-24 lineup, we continue to attract the brightest, most prolific creators in the industry,” said Wade. “As a result, our content portfolio continues to deliver balance and variety in its storytelling through the strength and stability of our returning favorites and tremendous creativity of our new series.”
Returning FOX series include dramas 9-1-1: Lone Star (Season Five), Accused (Season Two), Alert: Missing Persons Unit (Season Two) and The Cleaning Lady (Season Three); comedy Animal Control (Season Two); animated series Bob’s Burgers (Season 14), Family Guy (Season 22), The Great North (Season Four) and The Simpsons (Season 35); and unscripted series Farmer Wants a Wife (Season Two), Hell’s Kitchen (Season 22), I Can See Your Voice (Season Three), LEGO Masters (Season Four), The Masked Singer (Season 10), Name That Tune (Season Three), Next Level Chef (Season Three) and Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test (Season Two). Additional series renewals to be announced.
Joining returning hit dramas 9-1-1: Lone Star, Accused, Alert: Missing Persons Unit and The Cleaning Lady are medical drama Doc, and action-drama Rescue: HI-Surf, from executive producer John Wells.
From FOX’s Emmy Award-winning animation house, Bento Box Entertainment, come two all-new animated comedies: Krapopolis, from Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon, and starring Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) and Matt Berry (What We Do in The Shadows); and Grimsburg, starring and executive-produced by Jon Hamm. Krapopolis and Grimsburg join returning series Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy, The Great North and The Simpsons.
Premiering next season is all-new game show Snake Oil, hosted and produced by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated comedian David Spade (SNL, Just Shoot Me) and executive-produced by Emmy nominee Will Arnett (LEGO Masters, Arrested Development), through his Electric Avenue Productions. Also premiering next season is all-new music guessing game show We Are Family, hosted by Academy Award-and Golden Globe-winning actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx and co-hosted by his daughter, producer and activist Corinne Foxx. Snake Oil and We Are Family will join Farmer Wants a Wife, Hell’s Kitchen, I Can See Your Voice, LEGO Masters, The Masked Singer, Name That Tune, Next Level Chef and Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. Additionally, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares returns to FOX with an all-new season of restaurant makeovers. Also, LEGO Masters will air its second multiple-night holiday event LEGO Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular.
FOX’s new dramas include:
Based on the globally acclaimed Italian series, Doc — Nelle tue mani, which was created and is produced by Lux Vide, a Fremantle Company, and featured Simona Tabasco and Beatrice Grannò of The White Lotus, FOX’s Doc is a new medical drama centered on the hard-charging, brilliant Dr. Amy Elias, Chief of Internal and Family Medicine at Westside Hospital in Minneapolis. After a brain injury erases the last eight years of her life, Amy must navigate an unfamiliar world where she has no recollection of patients she’s treated, colleagues she’s crossed, the soulmate she divorced, the man she now loves and the tragedy that caused her to push everyone away. She can rely only on her estranged 17-year-old daughter, whom she remembers as a 9-year-old, and a handful of devoted friends, as she struggles to continue practicing medicine, despite having lost nearly a decade of knowledge and experience. Doc is co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and FOX Entertainment Studios. Barbie Kligman serves as Showrunner and Executive Producer. Hank Steinberg (Channel Road Productions) and Erwin Stoff (3 Arts Entertainment) are Executive Producers. Created by Francesco Arlanch and Viola Rispoli, Doc — Nelle tue mani debuted in Italy on Rai 1 in 2020, where it ranked as the network’s #1 series premiere since 2007. Since then, the series format has been sold in 12 countries with seven versions already made.
From prolific, award-winning executive producer/director John Wells (Shameless, The West Wing, ER) and executive producer/writer Matt Kester (Animal Kingdom, Outsiders), pulse-pounding Hawaii lifeguard drama Rescue: HI-Surf follows the personal and professional lives of the heavy-water lifeguards who patrol and protect the North Shore of O’ahu – the most famous and dangerous stretch of coastline in the world. Each episode will feature these dedicated, heroic, and adrenaline-seeking first-responders saving lives in the difficult and often life-threatening conditions of Hawaii’s Seven Mile Miracle. Rescue: HI-Surf is co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and FOX Entertainment Studios. Matt Kester created the series. Kester, John Wells and Daniele Nathanson are Executive Producers and co-Showrunners. Erin Jontow (John Wells Productions) is also an Executive Producer. Kester will write the first episode, and Wells will direct the first two episodes.