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Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilcos Show renewed through 2016

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution hit talk show franchises “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show,” have all been sold through September 2016 to station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst and Sunbeam, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

All three talk shows have been extended for an additional two seasons beyond the existing deal which will keep them in national syndication for at least four more seasons through 2016. The shows now have been sold for the additional two seasons (2014-2016) to top stations representing over 60% of the U.S. which include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, WLVI Boston, KDAF Dallas, WPGH Pittsburgh, WTTE Columbus and WKCF Orlando.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

Continue reading Maury, The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilcos Show renewed through 2016

SCIENCE acquires off-network syndication rights to Fringe

SCIENCE today announced that the network has acquired the off-network syndication rights to FRINGE, the acclaimed dramatic series from creators J.J. Abrams (Lost, the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible movies), Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Transformers) and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers), and executive producers Jeff Pinkner (Alias, Lost), J.H. Wyman (The Mexican, Keen Eddie) and Bryan Burk (Lost, Alias, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol). The agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution grants the network the rights to the four existing seasons of the series as well as the upcoming fifth season which debuts on FOX this fall (Fridays 9/8c), as well as behind-the-scenes features and unseen bonus footage. FRINGE will begin airing on SCIENCE in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

Continue reading SCIENCE acquires off-network syndication rights to Fringe

Katie to premiere Monday, September 10, 2012

Executive Producer Jeff Zucker today announced key production updates for Katie Couric’s highly anticipated nationally syndicated talk show, “Katie.” The live, weekday show has already been cleared in 94% of the country, and will premiere on Monday, September 10, 2012. The show is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

Continue reading Katie to premiere Monday, September 10, 2012

Anderson renewed for a second season

Anderson Cooper’s daily syndicated talk show Anderson has been picked up for a second season.

The series is averaging a 1.4 household rating.

via Deadline

The Wendy Williams Show renewed for two more seasons

Wendy Williams’ syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show has been renewed for two more seasons.

The show premiered on July 14, 2008, but was picked up for its first full season beginning on July 13, 2009. The renewal will bring the show through 2014. An earlier January renewal had taken it through 2012.

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16.4M watch final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show

The final episode syndicated episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show on May 25 drew 16.404 million viewers. That’s the most-watched episode of the series in more than 18 years (since 17.3M watched “Why I Love Older Women” in February 1993).

TMZ renewed for three more seasons

Syndicated TV series TMZ has been renewed through the 2013-14 season and has been cleared to air in more than 75 percent of the country, its distributor Warner Brothers announced.

Source: THR

USA Network picks up syndication rights to ABC’s Modern Family

USA Network has picked up the off-network rights to the hit ABC comedy series Modern Family. The show will debut in syndication on the network in fall 2013.

USA Network has reached an agreement with Twentieth Television, acquiring the exclusive syndication rights to the critically acclaimed ratings hit MODERN FAMILY. The announcement was made today by Jane Blaney, USA’s executive vice president, programming, acquisitions and scheduling and Steve MacDonald, EVP, General Sales Manager, Basic Cable of Twentieth Television. Under the agreement, USA will strip the series Monday through Sunday beginning Fall 2013.

Full press release after the jump.

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Legend of the Seeker canceled

Last March many of the Tribune Station Group’s markets dropped the syndicated series Legend of the Seeker, but at the time it was reported that the show wasn’t canceled yet and that ABC Studios, which produces the show, would continue to shop it around. Unfortunately, EW’s Michael Ausiello reports there have been no takers […]

Oprah Winfrey Show Will End in 2011; Winfrey’s Network OWN Will Debut in Same Year

oprahwinfrey-112009Oprah Winfrey is expected to announce today during her daytime show The Oprah Winfrey Show that the hit daytime talk show will come to an end in 2011, 25 years after it first made its debut. The final show will air on Friday, September 9, 2011. Continue reading Oprah Winfrey Show Will End in 2011; Winfrey’s Network OWN Will Debut in Same Year

Sarah Palin Lifts Oprah To Best Ratings In Two Years

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the former Republican vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin lifted her daytime show to its best rating in two years with an 8.7/13 household rating/share.

That’s the best rating for Winfrey since her 2007 interview with the Osmond family.  Sarah Palin was on the show promoting her new book, Going Rogue: […]

Legend of the Seeker Season Two Premiere Averages 2.58 Million Viewers

Legend of the Seeker opened its second season with a respectable 1.7 household rating/2.583 million viewers for the weekend of November 7-8th.  In household rating, it ranked tied for 45th place out of 129 syndicated shows for the week.

The gross audience figure for the premiere — measuring both original and repeat broadcasts during […]