FOX UK is making a change to their schedule.
Miniseries The Fixer, starring Eric Dane (The Last Ship) and Kathleen Robertson (Murder In The First), is being pushed back. Instead of premiering on August 21st as previously announced, the four-hour mini will now premiere on Friday September 4th at 10pm.
The change was necessary as the Steven Bochco created crime drama Murder In The First, which currently occupies the Friday night 10pm time-slot, has had its order increased by US network TNT to twelve episodes, up from the ten episodes ordered for season one.
The Fixer follows NTSB investigator Ellie Molaro (Robertson) who, suspicious of the “official answers” to an oil rig disaster, spearheads a private investigation with a secret tipster named Carter (Dane). Carter claims that a conspiracy of “Fixers” are behind the worst disasters in the country, all rigged to manipulate the stock market, and reap billions for a select few. Now, their largest operation in decades is an impending, catastrophic event targeting Washington, D.C. and the only way they can succeed is if Ellie and Carter are among the casualties. In addition to Dane and Robertson, the cast also includes Andrew Airlie and Kaniehtiio Horn.
The four-hour miniseries was produced by Muse Entertainment – the Canadian production company behind such efforts as Syfy’s adaptation of Being Human and the History-turned-ReelzChannel mini The Kennedys. Being Human‘s Gilles Perrault is the producer, while Johnny English helmer Peter Howitt is directing. The executive producers are Irene Litinsky, Michael Prupas, Gene Stein and Christina O’Shea-Daly. FOX UK acquired The Fixer in a deal with Sonar Entertainment earlier this month.