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Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 2:52PM EDT
Fox's Thursday Night Football adds Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink as sideline reporters
Fox hopes to make Thursday NFL games must-see TV by using two sideline reporters, instead of one.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Fox reveals its fall schedule: Last Man Standing is back on Fridays, The Resident and 9-1-1 move to Mondays
Tuesdays will feature The Gifted paired with Lethal Weapon, while Empire and Star are staying put on Wednesdays. Tim Allen's Last Man Standing will kick off Friday nights as Thursday Night Football takes over Thursdays.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Fox's bloodshed is partially due to Thursday Night Football -- Fox to decide between Lethal Weapon and Gotham
Fox has until Monday to find a replacement for the fired Clayne Crawford on Lethal Weapon. If that doesn't happen, then Gotham would be renewed and Lethal Weapon would be canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which also notes that Fox has yet to make a decision on Ghosted and L.A. to Vegas. Meanwhile, the Disney deal is one of the reasons why so many shows were canceled. But the addition of Thursday Night Football means that Fox will have 30 less hours of time to fill this fall on a network that only programs until the 10 p.m. hour.
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
NFL renews Amazon's Thursday Night Football streaming deal
Amazon will have exclusive streaming rights to the Thursday NFL games for the 2018 and 2019 seasons under the new pact.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Troy Aikman reportedly wants Fox to give him a raise after the network failed to woo Peyton Manning
The NFL on Fox color analyst will be doing more work now that Fox has Thursday Night Football and the NFL Draft.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
In turning down NFL TV work, Peyton Manning didn't want to critique brother Eli Manning
Peyton Manning was offered a hefty salary to either join ESPN's Monday Night Football or Fox's Thursday Night Football. But he reportedly didn't feel comfortable calling games featuring his brother, who plays quarterback for The New York Giants. As Andrew Marchand reports, "for Peyton, not doing Eli’s games was not necessarily a deciding factor in turning down Fox and ESPN, according to sources, but it was part of the process. What it does show is Peyton’s hesitancy to go into broadcasting because, if he had called a Giants game, it would have been a novel event, and no one would have expected him to rip his brother on national TV."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
NFL's primetime games will begin a few minutes earlier
According to The Boston Globe, the NFL plans to announce that ESPN's Monday Night Football will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET instead of 8:30 p.m. NBC's Sunday Night Football will start at 8:20 p.m. ET instead of 8:30 p.m. and Fox's Thursday Night Football will also start at 8:20 p.m. ET, up from 8:25 pm.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 12:41PM EDT
Fox says it will get high-quality Thursday Night Football games
The NFL has been dogged by complaints that the Thursday games are terrible, especially since they are played on three days' rest. But Fox says it is expecting to have games that will rival NBC's Sunday Night Football package.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Fox is interested in having Michael Strahan host its Thursday Night Football pregame show
The Good Morning America co-host is being eyed to host a scaled-down version of Fox NFL Sunday, featuring him as host, joined by Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw. Fox NFL Sunday host Curt Menefee and Jimmy Johnson wouldn't be part of the new pregame show. Fox NFL Sunday broadcasts from Los Angeles, but the Thursday Night Football pregame show will air from New York City, where Strahan works during the week on GMA.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
Fox hopes to have its No. 1 team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman for Thursday Night Football
The New York Post reports that negotiations have begun to add Buck and Aikman to Thursday primetime games, in addition to their Sunday duties. "Sources said that the tandem wants to work together, and they have no desire to split up," reports The Post. Fox reportedly failed to woo Peyton Manning for the Thursday job. "
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Dan Patrick is leaving NBC's Football Night in America and will likely be replaced by Mike Tirico
Patrick, who has hosted the Sunday Night Football pregame show since 2008, says he turned down a new five-year deal with NBC. “I didn’t want to do it and not love doing it,” says Patrick, who adds that his daily DirecTV talk show is close to being renewed. Tirico is expected to replace Patrick. ALSO: Peyton Manning has reportedly turned down Fox's Thursday Night Football gig.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 7:02AM EST
Why paying Peyton Manning $10 million a year to call NFL games is a bad idea
Former quarterback Tony Romo was a success story stepping away from the football field and onto the No. 1 CBS NFL team. But don't expect for Manning to be as successful. Why? Because Manning, despite his media savviness, has mostly done work in front of the camera that requires him to read scripted lines. Would he be good off the cuff calling games?
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 7:46PM EST
Peyton Manning is said to be in talks with Fox and ESPN to call NFL primetime games -- will he get $10 million a year?
Manning could either replace Jon Gruden on ESPN's Monday Night Football, or become the color analyst on Fox's Thursday Night Football package. According to The Wrap, Manning is seeking $10 million a year.
Posted Thursday 3/08/18 at 1:41AM EST
Fox reportedly wants to borrow Mike Tirico from NBC in hopes of luring Peyton Manning to the NFL broadcast booth
The Winter Olympics host was calling Thursday Night Football games for NBC last season -- and Fox wants to keep him on Thursday nights, even though the NFL Thursday package has switched networks. According to The New York Post, Manning is only interested in working in the broadcast booth if he's paired with Tirico. The Post reports that NBC has yet to be approached with the unusual proposal. Tirico is already scheduled to call Notre Dame's home football games on Saturdays this fall.
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
Both ESPN and Fox are hoping to get Peyton Manning for their primetime NFL games
The retired NFL quarterback reportedly has the option of picking between ESPN's Monday Night Football and Fox's Thursday Night Football, should he want to enter broadcasting. ALSO: ESPN is reportedly considering replacing Monday Night Football announcer Sean McDonough.