Fox Corp.’s distribution unit Fox First Run has renewed four original syndicated shows, including the Jay Leno-hosted reboot of You Bet Your Life.
The first-year show will continue on Fox-owned stations through the 2022-23 season. Other series extended for another year include 25 Words or Less, a game show hosted by Meredith Vieira, as well as Dish Nation and Divorce Court.
Especially since it became a smaller, TV-focused company in 2019 after selling most of predecessor company 21st Century Fox to Disney, Fox Corp. has relied on its station group. With 29 stations and a presence in nine of the top 10 U.S. markets, the portfolio is a reliable revenue generator.
“Fox First Run’s main priority is to focus always on our audience first, by allowing them to appear, contribute, play and win,” said Stephen Brown, EVP of Programming for Fox Television Stations. “All of our programming, both present and in development, has two key elements–extensive interactivity and pure entertainment.”