FOX interested in additional WWE programming for FS1 in 2019
According to a report from The Athletic, the FOX network is already looking to add additional WWE programming to its lineup. The company reportedly wants to air WWE SmackDown! Live pre-shows and post-shows, which would air on FS1.
FOX executives have also been considering pre-shows and post-shows for major WWE pay-per-view events, which would again air on FS1. The shows would reportedly be similar to the UFC pre-shows and post-shows that air on FS1 during major UFC events. FOX would hire the on-air talent for the shows, but WWE would be allowed to sign off on them before they are brought on board.
Also, there is talk that FOX wants to air a mid-week studio show that would be broadcast weekly and would center around WWE. As of now, there have been no announcements on any additional programming other than SmackDown! Live airing on Friday nights. As many of you know by now, WWE SmackDown! Live will begin airing on FOX in the fall of 2019.