The Fox Network, also known as the Fox Broadcasting Company, launched on October 9, 1986, replacing select independent stations in the United States. It has since then become the fourth television network after NBC, CBS and ABC. The network is owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which was founded a year before the Fox Network began broadcasting on television.

All original programs from the Fox Network, such as The Simpsons (1989), are automatically properties of 20th Century Studios, as Walt Disney Studios is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Children's programming

Fox Kids (1990-2002)

On the second Saturday (September 8) of 1990, the Fox Children's Network premiered on the Fox Network, and lasted for three hours every Saturday morning. In its second year (1991), the programming block changed its name to Fox Kids. Its programs were targeted at elementary-age children to preteens. The block expanded to three hours on weekday afternoons and four hours on Saturday mornings in 1993. Fox Kids continued broadcasts up to September 7, 2002.

FoxBox/4Kids TV (2002-2008)

One week after Fox Kids became defunct, a brand-new programming block was established -- the FoxBox. Kirby: Right Back at Ya! was one of the block's original programs. In the FoxBox's second year (2003), more shows such as Sonic X were added often to replace older ones. On January 22, 2005, the FoxBox changed its name to 4Kids TV, which remained until after December 27, 2008, due to competition from the more viewed cable television, and since the afternoon of that day, children's programming has ceased on the Fox Network.

List of programs

Title Premiere date
(first known)
(or last aired)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York December 8, 1996 June 29, 2001
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope February 4, 1997
The Mask April 29, 1997 March 24, 1999
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back April 25, 2002 April 24, 2005
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi May 2, 2002 May 8, 2005
Kirby: Right Back at Ya! September 14, 2002 December 27, 2008
Sonic X August 23, 2003 December 27, 2008
Ice Age November 28, 2004 December 27, 2007
Ice Age: The Meltdown November 27, 2009
Hotel Transylvania 2 May 19, 2019 Present



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