What Channel Is FOX on Spectrum? (2023 Update)

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What Channel Is FOX on Spectrum? (2023 Update)

Key Points

  • FOX launched on October 9, 1986 and quickly became a groundbreaking network that transformed television.
  • FOX faced skepticism in the beginning but gained success with edgy programs like The Simpsons and 21 Jump Street.
  • FOX acquired NFL broadcasting rights in the mid-90s, propelling it into the mainstream and continuing its success.
  • FOX is known for its animation, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers.
  • FOX offers a wide range of live sports programming, including college football, baseball, soccer, and more.

Are you a Spectrum subscriber who can’t figure out what channel FOX is on your TV? With every new channel that gets added to the lineup, it gets harder and harder to find the old reliable ones. It’s way too easy to get lost in the TV guide. Thankfully, we’re here to help you find the channel on Spectrum — no matter your city, state, or national region. With this info in mind, you’ll never miss your favorite FOX dramas, animated comedies, or sporting events ever again.

FOX Channel Guide

City and StateFOX Channel on Spectrum
Atlanta, GA5
Austin, TX7
Bronx, NY5
Brooklyn, NY5
Buffalo, NY29
Charlotte, NC46
Chicago, IL32
Cincinnati, OH19
Cleveland, OH8
Dallas, TX4
El Paso, TX14
Los Angeles, CA11
Louisville, KY41
Milwaukee, WI6
New York, NY5
St. Louis, MO2
St. Paul, MN9
San Antonio, TX29
San Diego, CA5
San Jose, CA2
Tampa, FL13

The History of FOX

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The Fox Corporation runs FOX, Fox News, Fox Sports, and other affiliates.

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FOX launched on October 9, 1986. In the decades since, the network proved to be a groundbreaking one that transformed television forever. In the beginning, FOX was the underdog. Compared to CBS or NBC, FOX was nowhere near as recognizable or established. Nevertheless, the network worked fast to make its mark early. It was all part of the executives’ vision to change the landscape of television; not only with FOX but also with Fox News and Fox Sports, too.

Despite all the determination on the executives’ part, FOX still faced skepticism from the industry. They doubted the network could succeed against such massive titans on basic cable. That all changed when people saw what kind of programs were on the network. 21 Jump Street, The Simpsons, Beverly Hills, 90210, Married… with Children, America’s Most Wanted… all edgy programs that broke conventional trends and brought in a much younger audience to boot.

Once FOX acquired NFL broadcasting rights in the mid-90s, it was game over for all the naysayers. FOX had received a massive boost, effectively launching it into the mainstream stratosphere. The network continued to thrive into the 2000s, thanks in large part to a continued commitment to edgy and alternative programming like American Idol, 24, That ’70s Show, and beyond. While broadcast television continues to decline in viewership, this channel remains a mainstay well into the 2020s.

Divisions of the FOX Corporation

Fox Entertainment
Fox Television Stations
Fox News Media
Fox Sports Media Group

FOX Programming

The Simpsons
The Simpsons has been on the air for over 30 years.

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Like so many other broadcast networks and streaming services, FOX’s fall lineup is going to be significantly impacted by this summer’s ongoing SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. Even so, there will still be shows to air on the channel in the months to come. From scripted and unscripted programs to animation and reality shows to live sporting events, here’s what the remainder of their summer programming looks like — as well as a glimpse at what’s to come to the station this fall.


FOX’s scripted content is what’s most likely to take a hard hit from the ongoing strikes. As of now, the network only has dramas 9-1-1: Lone Star, The Cleaning Lady, Alert: Missing Persons Unit, and Accused to offer its viewers.

It also has seasons of the comedies, Welcome to Flatch and Animal Control ready to go. As far as upcoming programming is concerned, FOX is looking to premiere new dramas Doc and Rescue: HI-Surf later this fall.


As far as unscripted content is concerned, FOX is more than covered. From game shows to reality competitions, the network has more than enough to offer its viewers. Some of the most popular game shows on FOX include The Masked Singer, Beat Shazam, and I Can See Your Voice.

Reality competitions are another pillar of FOX’s unscripted lineup. From Hell’s Kitchen to MasterChef to LEGO Masters, the channel has loved a good reality showdown since the smash success of American Idol in the 2000s.


If there’s one thing this channel is known for, it’s animation. After all, The Simpsons helped the network forge its own path forward. It remains on the air today, making it the longest-running scripted primetime series in American television history.

The Simpsons joins Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, the upcoming Dan Harmon series Krapopolis, and a handful of other animated sitcoms. Because of the way animated sitcoms work ahead of the fall schedule, there should be no shortage this fall, even with the strikes.


And, of course, you can’t talk about FOX without talking about sports. From college football and basketball to professional baseball, football, soccer, boxing, and bowling, this network has no shortage of live sports offerings.

The channel even has NASCAR, WWE, and USFL games. For even more sports games, viewers can flip over to Fox Sports. No matter what your favorite sport may be, you can bet your local station has you covered. The only real major blind spot is hockey.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know where to look, be sure not to miss your favorite show. And don’t be afraid to try something new, especially if some of the shows we’ve listed pique your interest.

What Channel Is FOX on Spectrum? (2023 Update) FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What is FOX?

The Fox Broadcasting Company — or, as it is so often stylized, FOX — is one of the biggest cable television networks in the country. Its programming ranges from hit dramas, long-running animated sitcoms, major sporting events, lighthearted reality show competitions, and more.

Can you watch FOX for free with an antenna?

Because FOX is a basic cable network, you can watch it for free with the right antenna. It is broadcast over the air for anyone to pick up. You can also access it through traditional cable or satellite TV subscriptions. Some Internet TV subscription services also offer FOX in their channel lineup.

What shows are on FOX's fall lineup?

FOX’s fall lineup for 2023 includes the return of Kitchen NightmaresThe SimpsonsFamily GuyBob’s BurgersHell’s KitchenLEGO Masters, and the premieres of Krapopolis and Snake Oil. Other FOX favorites, including shows like 9-1-1Animal Control, The Masked Singer, and more, will return at a later date due to the ongoing writer’s and actor’s strikes.

Is Fox owned by Disney?

Contrary to some confusion out there, the Fox Broadcasting Company is not owned by Disney. FOX is owned by the Fox Corporation, which is itself owned by the Murdoch family. Disney purchased 20th Century Fox, which does work with the Fox Corporation on many productions, but the two are nevertheless separate entities. The Fox Corporation also controls Fox News and Fox Sports.

Why does Disney still use the Fox name?

Disney purchased 20th Century Fox as part of a landmark deal in 2019. Under the terms of the deal, Disney must phase out its use of Fox branding in 20th Century dealings by 2024. This explains why the Fox name still lingers in some of what Disney does today: it still has time to phase out the Fox brand name gradually.

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