In a year marked by unusual upfront demos, Fox Corp.’s Monday afternoon event might be the most unusual yet. Yes, the writers strike wreaked havoc on the fall schedule (and hampered the company’s scripted hits), but Fox also took the opportunity to see the bright side, Picket Been circling outside.
Fox Entertainment CEO Rob Wade told the assembled crowd.
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld later referred to the strike by telling the crowd (via live video) “I have the number one late night show.” I still have The only late-night show. So you have no choice,” he quipped. Gutfeld’s afternoon hours are still generating new hours at night, even though the rest of the night is dark due to the strike.
In fact, Fox did not try to shy away from the Fox News topic, anchors Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer appeared on stage, And from the fivesome , including Gutfeld, Jesse Watters, Jessica Tarlov and even Jeanine Pirro, are pitching their shows to advertisers. The Sizzle reel also features Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, and while prime time is clearly not the focus of the presentation, the 2023 Election and coverage of Fox News Media take center stage Fox Weather, Fox Nation and Fox Audio and other platforms.
Outside the venue, too, anti-Fox News protesters yelled, writers union strike picket line outnumbered “Don’t Fund Fox Lies!” in front of passers-by, and Called attendees who walked into the venue “Traitors!” Perform a show on it before the show starts. Michael Strahan and Gordon Ramsey were joined by dancing firefighters, astronauts and footballers who welcomed the crowd atop the bar. Former NFL star turned Fox Sports analyst Rob Gronkowski introduced Fox ad sales executive Marianne Gambelli, who told the crowd: “We’re thrilled to be hosting the first-ever stand-up event out front. room.” (Available seating is limited.)
With little in the way of scripted entertainment (the sizzle reel contains no actual clips, as the show has not yet been filmed), Fox focuses on improvisation and sports content, touting its home as the most-watched network in the NFL and the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Continuing the theme of unexpected interactions, the night featured Fox Sports analysts Strahan, Gronkowski, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodri Gus tossed signed footballs and baseballs to the crowd to end.
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