FOX’s hit drama ‘Empire’ returns Wednesday, March 30, to begin the second part of Season 2

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The second season of FOX’s hit musical drama “Empire” continues with its spring premiere on Wednesday, March 30, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. The episode, titled “Death Will Have His Day,” will reveal the aftermath of the show’s midseason finale. The first part of Season 2 ended with “Et Tu, Brute?” which was an hour-long episode capping off the first 10 episodes of the season with no shortage of drama, tension and cliffhangers. The spring premiere will kick off the final eight episodes of Season…

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Star India CEO Uday Shankar announces 50 million downloads, global ambitions for hotstar at FICCI FRAMES 2016

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Star India’s revolutionary mobile entertainment product, hotstar, launched in early 2015 and has grown to boast more than 40,000 hours of content across drama, movies and sports, including cricket, football, kabaddi and local leagues. Today, the first day of a three-day global convention covering media and entertainment in India called FICCI FRAMES 2016, Star CEO Uday Shankar announced that hotstar has been downloaded 50 million times and that it will be rolled out to the rest of the world in the coming months. Read…

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Morgan Freeman hosts ‘The Story of God,’ premiering Sunday, April 3, at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel

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Morgan Freeman is sometimes jokingly referred to as God, thanks to his well-known role in the film “Bruce Almighty.” But the renowned actor and narrator is making a more profound connection to spirituality – and he’s taking us along for the journey. “The Story of God” is the new six-part documentary series hosted by Morgan and premiering on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, April 3, at 9/8c. The idea for “The Story of God” finds its roots in a visit to the Hagia…

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‘The Passion’ is FOX’s next live musical event, tells the story of Jesus’ last hours (Palm Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. EDT)

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FOX is following up its hit musical event “Grease: Live” with another special: “The Passion.” The live, two-hour musical event will air on Palm Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. EDT, and will be shot in nine iconic locations in New Orleans. “The Passion,” which tells the story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth, features actor, writer, producer, director and New Orleans native Tyler Perry as its host and narrator. While the story is more than 2,000 years old, “The…

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Fox | HBCU Media Alliance takes ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ on an HBCU tour to engage audiences

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On March 9, the Fox | HBCU Media Alliance wrapped the “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) screening and Talk Back Tour. The multi-city tour was headlined by members of the cast from the FX Networks hit series, including Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance and director John Singleton, all of whom participated in dynamic conversations that touched on the issues relevant to the series’ themes of race, celebrity, discrimination, police corruption and…

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Women of FOX Sports volunteer at Children’s Hospital LA as part of the #MakeMarchMatter campaign

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On March 22, members of the Women of FOX Sports group volunteered at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), a nonprofit hospital providing care to more than 107,000 children each year. The event came as part of CHLA’s annual #MakeMarchMatter campaign, through which the hospital aims to raise $1 million in support of its programs and services. FOX Sports colleagues received a tour of the hospital and spent time with the patients by serving food and hosting arts and crafts activities. Read the 21st Century Fox Social Impact post…

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FOX’s ‘Empire’ wins big at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards, takes home 5 awards

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FOX was well-represented at the 47th NAACP Image Awards on Feb. 5, which celebrated the year in “outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors,” according to the NAACP’s website. The blockbuster drama “Empire,” which was recently renewed for a third season, won five Image awards: Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson…

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21CF Flashback: 31 years ago, 21CF (then News Corp) buys first half of 20th Century Fox Film

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On March 20, 1985, News Corporation Limited announced that it had agreed to purchase 50 percent of TCF Holdings Inc., which owned 20th Century Fox Film Corporation, for $162 million. As part of the deal, News Corporation loaned $88 million to TCF. This purchase was 21CF’s first foray into the entertainment business, setting the company on a path to become the global force in film, and later television, that it is today. The 50 percent stake in TCF Holdings was followed by the company’s…

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Watch the world’s first Easter egg hunt on ‘Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade’ (Sunday, March 20, 7:30/6:30c on FOX)

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The world’s first Easter egg hunt will be televised on Sunday, March 20, when FOX airs the new animated special “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade.” The special, which will air at 7:30/6:30c, features Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and other “Ice Age” characters along with special guests. An exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming film “Ice Age: Collision Course” will air during the special. Featured guest voices for “Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade” include Taraji P. Henson, Seth Green, Wendy Williams, Gabriel Iglesias, Lili Estefan…

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