Fox Reality Channel to shut down next year
The all-reality cable network, Fox Reality Channel, is expected to end its four-year run next March, according to the Los Angeles Times (and originally reported by The Wrap). News Corp. launched Fox Reality Channel in May 2005 during the height of primetime reality programming, but the channel, which was available in approximately 50 million homes, never caught on.
Fox is considering launching a new channel in its place. “With the changing cable landscape, we’ve made a strategic decision to shift some resources and refocus on emerging channels,” said a Fox spokesman in a statement. “However, Fox Reality Channel will remain on our lineup for at least the next several months.” The channel aired original content as well as reruns of reality programs such as The Amazing Race and So You Think You Can Dance.