Just hours after the Disney-Fox merger finally came to a close, Fox Entertainment wasted no time to introduce its “new chapter” with the help of its most prominent shows.
The network released an exclusive 90-second spot during primetime on Wednesday that combines clips from shows like The Simpsons, Fringe, The Masked Singer, and Empire, allowing past and present characters to introduce Fox’s new era.
“The company we knew and loved is changing,” says Empire’s Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard). “It’s time for us to build an entirely new empire.”
“How many people really get the chance to start over again?” Glee’s Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) says later on.
And despite Disney now owning Twentieth Century Fox Television, which produces many of the shows included in the spot, they’ll still be broadcasted on the network.
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After a lengthy process riddled with bidding wars and negotiations, the mega-merger became official on March 20 at 12:02 a.m. ET. In the wake of the $71.3 billion deal, Disney now owns the 21st Century Fox movie and television divisions while the newly-branded Fox Corporation will continue with its broadcasting, news, and sports.
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