The project was developed by John Tomlin and Bob Young, who were co-executive producers of the recently canceled "A Current Affair."
The project was developed by John Tomlin and Bob Young, who were co-executive producers of the recently canceled “A Current Affair.”A pilot of the newsmag received a thumbs-up from Fox Inc. chairman Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch has long hoped to give Fox a national news presence, though several high-profile attempts — including “Front Page” and “The Reporters”– have failed. Fox Entertainment president John Matoian told Fox affils last week during their annual confab that the weblet was ready to launch a newsmagazine, but gave no details. Project’s format may be to go without an anchor, according to a source familiar with plans for the newsmag.
Fox Goes on Offense with New Newsmag
The Fox Network is prepping a primetime newsmagazine that may launch as early as the summer, according to sources last week at NATPE familiar with the project.