Foxstar Productions

Foxstar Productions, Inc.
Division of Fox Television Studios
Fate Folded
Successor Fox Television Studios
Founded 1994 (1994)
Founder Kevin Burns
Steve Bell
Defunct 2005 (2005)
Owner News Corporation
Parent 20th Century Fox Television
(Fox Entertainment Group)

Foxstar Productions was a television production subsidiary of News Corporation. It was founded in 1994 to make TV movies and mini-series under Steve Bell (the former network production president of 20th Century Fox Television) and producer Kevin Burns. Foxstar produced the first in a series of Alien Nation movies for the Fox Network. That same year, they entered the television documentary business through its production subsidiary, Van Ness Films.

Many of their programs have and can be seen on networks such as A&E, National Geographic Channel, E!, Animal Planet, AMC, Bravo, WE tv, Travel Channel, Lifetime, and The History Channel.

In 1999, Foxstar became part of the newly formed Fox Television Studios and continued producing documentaries, non-fiction programming and specials. By 2005, Kevin Burns already had several non-fiction programs under his Prometheus Entertainment shingle.

In 2005, Foxstar Productions disbanded, and folded to Fox Television Studios (now Fox 21 Television Studios).

Partial list of programs

  • Biography (1987-2003)
  • Alien Nation (1994-1996)
  • A Hollywood Christmas (1996)
  • Hidden Hollywood (1997)
  • Monster Mania (1997-2000)
  • Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998)
  • Beyond Titanic (1998)
  • Famous Families (1998-1999)
  • Hollywood Screen Tests (1999)
  • Backstory (2000-2005)
  • World's Best (2000-2002)
  • History vs. Hollywood (2001-2002)
  • Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001)
  • The Alien Saga (2002)
  • Monsterama (2003)
  • Animal Icons (2004-2005)


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