Fox Television Stations to Test Summer Shows

By Merrill Knox 

fox logoFox Television Stations has announced tests of three summer programs: “Hollywood Today Live,” “The Daily Help Line” and “Laughs.” Each program will air on Fox-owned stations in several markets, including New York and Los Angeles.

“Hollywood Today Live” and “The Daily Help Line” are one-hour shows that will both debut July 14. “Laughs,” a half-hour weekly show, bows August 2.

“These three programs are all very distinct,” FTS EVP of programming and development Stephen Brown said in a statement. “‘Hollywood Today Live’ is like a Sharknado version of ‘The View.’ ‘Help Line’ answers the question – will people be as honest with our therapists as they are with their own? And ‘Laughs” will determine if one talented guy, Steve Hofstetter, can aggregate and curate the funniest show on TV.”