WWE SmackDown has officially been announced as a part of the new Fox fall line-up, according to BroadcastingCable.com.
“Today marks a new beginning for Fox Entertainment. So it is with a start-up mindset and, upon an incredible foundation of assets, that we deliver our first slate of new comedies, dramas and unscripted series,” said Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier. “Alongside top creators and talent, and through innovative partnerships across the industry, we are redefining what it means to be an entertainment company, and what it means to be Fox, for 2019 and beyond.”
Collier noted that SmackDown represents Fox well, with its mix of entertainment and sports. BroadcastingCable.com has the full Fox fall line-up.
SmackDown will remain two hours on Fox.
WWE is expected to have a strong presence at the Fox Upfronts in New York City later today. Stay tuned for more updates.