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FOX and EMPIRE to Build Free Music Studios for Youth Across the U.S.

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As FOX prepares for the September 23 premiere of Empire's second season, the network is partnering with the nonprofit Notes for Notes for a new initiative entitled "FOX PRESENTS EMPIRE Behind the Beat." The campaign will raise money to build fully equipped music studios across the country for young people to have free access to instruments and audio equipment, as well as professional mentors to help them hone their talent. The program will inspire the next generation to create its own musical voice.

FOX and Nat Geo Will Air Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, Celebrating Leaders in Science and Math, Hosted by Seth MacFarlane

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Continuing their joint work promoting science, technology, engineering, and math, 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel and FOX have agreed to broadcast this year's Breakthrough Prize Ceremony, an awards show honoring the world's most prominent scientists and mathematicians. Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and executive producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will host the ceremony for the second year in a row. Nat Geo will broadcast the event live on Sunday, November 8, with a one-hour version scheduled to air on FOX on November 29.

FOX's 'Home Free' Challenges Couples to Renovate Houses for Families in Need

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On Wednesday, July 22, FOX will premiere Home Free, its first reality series on homes and interior design in more than a decade. The series, hosted by professional contractor and HGTV personality Mike Holmes, challenges nine couples to renovate one run-down house per week in service of families in need. At the conclusion of the eight-week series, the winning couple will win their ultimate dream home.

Fox Writers Intensive Announces Cindy Fang as 2015 Fellow

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The Fox Writers Intensive, a competitive career-development program for writers from diverse backgrounds, has named Cindy Fang as its 2015 Fellow. Fang is currently in discussions for a script development deal with FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television.

"Authenticity is essential to successful storytelling. That process starts with hiring writers with diverse and authentic points of view, and that's exactly who we want to engage through the Fox Writers Intensive," said Nicole A. Bernard, Executive Vice President of Audience Strategy for 21st Century Fox.

21st Century Fox Announces Grants to Music Programs at 16 U.S. Schools

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At its annual National Leadership Meeting this weekend in Washington, D.C., the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced the recipients of the 21st Century Fox Give a Note Grants, which will support under-funded music programs at 16 schools across the United States.

21st Century Fox announced the program in March, partnering with NAfME and the Give a Note Foundation to commemorate the finale of the groundbreaking musical TV series Glee, which sparked renewed interest and participation in school arts programs over the course of its six-year run.

GLSEN Honors Matthew Morrison and 'Glee' for LGBT Support

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On June 1, Glee star Matthew Morrison was honored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) at a ceremony in New York City for his work as Wil Schuester on the FOX musical series Glee.

FOX's 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' Wins Peabody Award

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Each year, the Peabody Awards recognize the most distinguished and meritorious works in radio and television, and this year, FOX's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey took home top honors in the Education Documentary category for its "dazzling visual tour of the final frontier and its energetic evangelizing for science."

21st Century Fox Businesses Celebrate Earth Day

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21st Century Fox is committed to minimizing our environmental impacts, growing sustainably, and inspiring others to take action. Each year, our businesses come together to celebrate Earth Day, giving our colleagues a chance to learn how they can protect the planet and support the communities in which they live and work. Here are a few ways our businesses are getting involved:

Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'StarTalk' Series will Premiere on Nat Geo Channel on Monday, April 20

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On Monday, April 20, renowned astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to television with StarTalk, the first ever science-focused late night talk show.

FOX's Groundbreaking Series 'Glee' Comes to an End, Wins Special GLAAD Award

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After six seasons and 121 episodes, FOX's pioneering musical series Glee came to an end on Friday, March 20. The series leaves behind not only a long record of industry successes, including six Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, and more than 200 singles in the Billboard Hot 100, but also a long legacy of leveraging its popularity to have a positive impact on society.

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