A California judge on Wednesday KO'd producer Mark Burnett's bid to block Fox's boxing series The Next Great Champ from debuting on Sept. 10 — three months before Burnett's near-identical The Contender is slated to debut on NBC. Fox called the ruling "a significant victory," but it may be a short-lived one. A hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction against Champ has been set for Sept. 8.