TMZ SPORTS to Debut on FS1, 11/9

The wildly popular TMZ franchise is no stranger to the sports world, proving its mettle time and again, recently breaking stories that launched national conversations on controversial topics featuring names like Ray Rice and Donald Sterling, and breaking news involving sports celebrities such as Lamar Odom, Tiger Woods and Jameis Winston. Next month, TMZ expands its brand and national television presence, with the debut of TMZ SPORTS on FS1.

With the premiere of TMZ SPORTS on Monday night, Nov. 9 at 12:00 AM ET, FS1 shines a nightly Hollywood-sized spotlight on the celebrity and lifestyles of today's athletes, sports stars of yesteryear and newsmakers who make the games we love possible. A half-hour program airing late night Monday-Friday on FS1 (12:30 AM ET on Wednesdays following GARBAGE TIME WITH KATIE NOLAN), TMZ SPORTS features exclusive up-to-the-minute, off-field stories and breaking news specifically focused on sports personalities making headlines around town.

"TMZ SPORTS offers a window into the world where sport and celebrity cultures intersect -- whether at a party, movie premiere or an ordinary day," said Jamie Horowitz, President of Fox Sports National Networks. "To both avid and casual sports fans, these stories are captivating."

Spearheaded by Harvey Levin, the TMZ franchise is the first multi-platform, three-screen success for any media outlet and is the most-cited entertainment news source in the world. TMZ.com launched online in 2005, and the original TMZ television program, from Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, first hit the airwaves in September 2007; it currently ranks as the #1 entertainment news program in first-run Syndication among young Adults, Men and Women 18-34 & 18-49 for the 2015-'16 season to-date.

"We're incredibly excited to be on FS1," TMZ Executive President Harvey Levin said. "We're hoping our show adds a new dimension to sports coverage, and this network feels like the perfect place to park our humor, irreverence and news gathering."

The executive producers of TMZ SPORTS are Levin and Evan Rosenblum. The show is produced by Harvey Levin Productions, Inc. and paraMedia, inc. in association with Telepictures.

TMZ SPORTS premieres on FS1 on the heels of several recent, high-profile programming and personnel moves at FOX Sports, including the addition of Colin Cowherd and his FS1/FOX Sports Radio Network program, THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD, and journalist Jason Whitlock, launching a new era of opinion-oriented programming at FOX Sports.

About FOX Sports:

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX's wide array of multi-platform U.S.-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, Fox Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. Fox Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1; FS2; Fox's 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, Fox Sports also encompasses Fox Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, Fox Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as licensing agreements that establish the Fox Sports Radio Network.

About TMZ:

TMZ goes where stars work, live, and play and takes its audience into a world where the reality is even more fascinating than the hype. TMZ breaks the biggest stories in entertainment as only it can - with accuracy, irreverent humor and youthful energy. TMZ connects with the public across its broadcast and digital platforms by providing a fresh, unvarnished and honest take on celebrities and their real lives. The TMZ brand is the most trusted, the most talked about and the highest quality entertainment news outlet in the world.



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