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Fox Confirms Joe Buck, Troy Aikman Will Call "TNF" Games

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will call “Thursday Night Football” games for Fox this season while continuing to call some Sunday games, Fox Sports President & COO Eric Shanks said this morning. “They will call all the doubleheader games, as well as the Thursday games,” Shanks said. Originally, Fox had looked into finding another broadcast team for "TNF," but opted to put its top broadcast pair on the game. Fox said that it would use “TNF” to launch two series: “Last Man Standing” and “Cool Kids.” Fox execs also cited the presence of “TNF” -- and all the primetime hours it will take up in the fall -- as a reason for cancelling the series “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” which has since been picked up by NBC.