FX renews Son of a Beach


FX has renewed its Howard Stern-produced sitcom Son of the Beach for a third season and has closed its first-ever dual-purpose deal with the co-owned Fox network.

As expected, FX has signed a deal that will alow the cable network to share episodes of Fox's midseason comedy Nathan's Choice. Nathan's Choice, produced by Warner Bros., is a comedy that allows the audience to choose the ending. FX will show the episode with the ending Fox does not air. FX is also expected to sign a dual-purpose deal for another Fox series, freshman drama 24.

Sources say that deal is close to being finalized. FX and 24-producer 20th Century Fox had no comment.
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