Fox Corp. continues to shift its talent across its linear and streaming platforms.
In the latest move, Fox News contributor Tyrus (real name George Murdoch … no relation to Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch) is expected to host an interview series for Outkick, the sports outlet founded by Clay Travis. Fox acquired Outkick in 2021.
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The series, Maintaining with Tyrus, will debut Feb. 1 with an interview with Piers Morgan (himself the host on the Murdoch-owned Talk TV), and future interviews booked with Jordan Belfort (the man who inspired Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street) and Dirty Jobs and How America Works host Mike Rowe.
The show is expected to book guests in the sports, entertainment and pop culture spaces.
A former professional wrestler for the WWE, TNA and NWA, Tyrus has been a contributor to Fox News for years, most frequently appearing on Greg Gutfeld’s primetime program. he also hosted a pair of shows for the Fox Nation streaming service: Un-PC, and Nuff Said.
The addition of a Tyrus series continues an effort by Fox to add streaming series outside of the Fox Nation paywall. In addition to shows from Tyrus and Travis, Outkick hosts a show from conservative host Tomi Lahren three times per week.
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