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Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol'

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Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. "I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry."


Exec threatens to make Fox pay-TV-only channel if Aereo goes on

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A top executive with the owner of the Fox broadcast network on Monday threatened to convert the network to a pay-TV-only channel if Internet startup Aereo Inc. continues to "steal" Fox's over-the-air signal and sell it to consumers without paying for rights.


'Arrested Development' premieres May 26 on Netflix

"Arrested Development" will be reborn on Netflix on May 26. The subscription service announced the premiere date Thursday, saying that all 15 episodes of the comedy series will be posted at the same time. The Mitchell Hurwitz sitcom starring Jason Bateman was canceled by Fox in 2006 after three seasons.


New Fox sports network to debut in August

The network said Tuesday that Fox Sports 1, converted from Speed TV, will be in 90 million homes. The company has rights to college basketball and football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC for the channel.


TV Ratings: 'Bones,' 'Following' help FOX hold off ABC on Monday

A slightly rising episode of "The Following" and a slightly falling episode of "Bones" helped FOX hold off ABC for Monday wins, with an asterisk, in key measures.


'Modern,' 'Chicago' score ratings firsts

Modern Family

Fox's "American Idol" continues to lose ratings ground on Wednesday, with ABC's "Modern Family" appearing to have edged it out as the night's top show among young adults for the first time. In another first, NBC's rookie drama "Chicago Fire" edged past CBS vet "CSI" to win the 10 o'clock hour in demos.


Television Review: ‘The Following,’ Starring Kevin Bacon, on Fox

In Fox’s series “The Following” Kevin Bacon plays a burned-out former F.B.I agent brought out of retirement to hunt followers of a serial killer.


Reid to Step Down as 'X Factor' Judge

L.A. Reid

Epic Records chairman L.A. Reid will not be returning for season three of  “The X Factor,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The reality-TV judge is quitting the Fox talent show to focus more on developing new and signed musicians.


'Charlie Brown' at four-year high

Charlie Brown

It's remarkable how strong the Charlie Brown specials continue to perform in the ratings, year after year. "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" is not the most popular entry in the beloved animated franchise (both "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and It's the "Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" deliver bigger numbers). Yet the program still managed to hold its own against CBS' "Survivor" and Fox's "The X-Factor" (in fact, the special edged out Factor in total viewers, see below). Plus,"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" delivered its biggest audience in four years — 8.1 million viewers and a 2.2 rating in the adult demo, up 22 percent from last year. Pretty spry for a 39-year-old repeat, huh?


Premier League Soccer to Move to NBC in $80 Million Deal

English Premier League soccer games will move to NBC from Fox and ESPN next year under a new deal announced Sunday night.


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