FOX pulls ratings loser Next Great Champ, moves it to FOX Sports Net.

FOX pulls ratings loser Next Great Champ, moves it to FOX Sports Net.
FOX and Oscar De La Hoya’s The Next Great Champ has tanked so much that FOX is pulling it off its broadcast network. The show will move to cable, though, airing Sundays at 6 on FOX Sports Net, debuting this Sunday with a marathon of the first four episodes. FOX’s entertainment president Gail Berman said in a statement, “Despite its loyal core audience, the underlying boxing theme of the series has proved too narrow for us. In the end, it belongs on an outlet better suited to serve the boxing fan.” This should serve as a lesson to Mark Burnett and others who are tempted to mount a legal challenge because it appears as though someone has stolen your idea: Don’t bother suing over crap.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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