UPDATE SATURDAY PM: Forty-one hours before Fox presents its 2022-23 slate to advertisers in New York, the network still has no top drama series, 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lonely Star and The inhabitant, locked up for next season. This is a look back at about 11 hours Two and a half Men renewals that we had years ago that also closed hours before the CBS presentation.
From what I hear, the situation in this case is not that dramatic, it seems that the network has turned its attention to the difficult decisions and innovations of the bubble show, and the ones that were not fanciful ended up taking longer in the latter broken. Renewal negotiations are more complicated now Fox and 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lonely Star and The inhabitant studio 20th Television is no longer part of the same company after Disney’s acquisition of the studio. The financials of the deals are changing, with a myriad of factors to consider, including Fox’s deal with Hulu, which is coming up. “I liked it better when we were vertically integrated,” complained one person close to the situation.
All signs point to a successful resolution by the time Fox unveils its lineup on Monday. The Network’s Bubble Comedies Call me Kat and Welcome to Flatch they are believed to have entered into renewal agreements, which will likely be announced along with: 9-1-1† 9-1-1: Lonely Star and The inhabitant‘s return.
LAST FRIDAY 9 PMFox, one of two broadcast networks to present Monday’s first day of the upfronts, was the last to make cancellation decisions this week, canceling freshman comedy To turn and drama Our kind of people Friday night. No announcement has been made yet about Fox’s other two bubble shows, comedies Call me Kat and Welcome to Flatch† I hear both are being renewed, the latter following a strong season 2 pitch, including cast addition plan, as well as some creative deals from Lionsgate TV.
Surprisingly, Fox has not yet announced formal renewals for some of its strongest series, dramas 9-1-1† 9-1-1: Lonely Star and The inhabitant† I hear all three are still negotiating with 20th Television, along with the studio’s contingent of Fox animated veterans, The Simpsons† Family man and Bob’s Burgers†
Talks are on the rocks, but are expected to end, sources said. Animated series are on a different timeline, so their renewal may come after the upfronts.
Fox has not yet picked up any new series for next season. (The network had previously ordered dramas Monarch and Accused on deck for the fall.) As Deadline previously reported, the procedural drama of John Eisendrath’s missing person Warning is expected to get a straight-to-series order. Steve Yockey’s Meteorologist Comedy Cindy Snow it will also likely continue to look for a direct order under a cheaper production model, but the pickup may not come before the upfronts.