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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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