TEN without FOX titles after deal breaks down
TEN without The Simpsons, Modern Family & This is Us?
It’s a question that has been circling for weeks… where are the FOX shows on TEN?
Readers have noticed key titles have vanished from ELEVEN and TEN ever since the announcement of a deal with CBS.
News Corp reports FOX is understood to have been unhappy with the amount TEN offered to pay for its content.
“There’s no FOX shows on TEN at this stage,” a TEN spokesman has said, confirming the shows were pulled on Monday after FOX “verbally terminated” a deal until there was more clarity around the ownership of the network.
This leaves shows including Modern Family, The Simpsons, This is Us without a home plus reruns of Malcolm in the Middle, Futurama, MASH. Also in peril Bob’s Burgers, American Horror Story, Empire, Star, New Girl, The X-Files, Speechless, COPS, The Last Man on Earth, Fresh Off the Boat & American Crime Story.
A spokeswoman for FOX in LA said those close to the negotiations could not be reached for comment.
A spokeswoman for Nine said, “We would not be doing an overall deal with FOX. We might want to buy one of their shows but our focus is very much on local content.”
Seven did not respond to a request for comment.
Without a home this leaves Australian viewers open to all kinds of spoilers, but may send some to illegally seek out the shows via piracy.
However Foxtel also has a FOX deal and may swoop on some titles with Empire already screening on FOX8.