Daryl Hall Series Set For Syndie Launch

Trifecta is launching Live from Daryl’s House, a music-talk show originally created as a Web series, into broadcast syndication on Sept. 24. It’s cleared in nearly 80% of the U.S.

Born on the Internet four years ago as a “light bulb moment” for musician Daryl Hall, Live from Daryl’s House, the Webby and MTV O Music award-winning webcast, will make its broadcast premiere nationally with two back-to-back half-hour episodes featuring Train and Fitz & the Tantrums, on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The show will be syndicated nationally by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions in association with Scott Sternberg Productions and distributor Trifecta Entertainment & Media. Executive producers for the show include Hall and Scott Sternberg along with Daryl Hall manager Jonathan Wolfson.

Scott Sternberg Productions said Live from Daryl’s House “marks the first full-length music Web show to successfully cross over into the television syndication marketplace.” LFDH has been a monthly live-performance Web series since 2007, featuring Hall (of Hall & Oates fame) jamming (and cooking and drinking) with friends, musicians and guest artists. The 30-minute broadcast version is a performance reality series tht takes place in Hall’s home.

“This is a dream come true for me,” said Hall. “When I first had the idea for this series four years ago, I was hoping to reach a wide audience, and this is just another step in that plan. We’re all raring to go.”

“It’s been a delight and a reward for me to work with the legendary Daryl Hall, who has truly reinvented himself in the digital age,” said Sternberg, CEO of Scott Sternberg Productions. “Other than the regular late-night shows, there isn’t a weekly performance series currently on the air where the top bands, artists and musicians can perform their songs and reach audiences nationwide. We look forward to helping fill that void, and we thank all of our station partners who are on board for the premiere.”

Live from Daryl’s House has been cleared in nearly 80% of U.S. homes in the nation’s top 200 media markets, as well as all of the top 10, including New York (WPIX), Los Angeles (KTLA), Chicago (WGN), Dallas (KDAF) and Houston (KIAH). The show has also cleared in such key markets as Philadelphia (CBS-owned KYW), Boston (KBIN) and Atlanta (WATL), and is set to premiere on a number of NBC, Fox and CBS-owned affiliates across the country. Most stations will air a full hour with two original shows back to back on Saturday nights.

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Live from Daryl’s House made its broadcast debut on WGN America last year where it improved ratings for the time period by almost 75%, spurring interest in syndication. The past four years’ shows have been edited into 30-minute-long episodes.

The 46 previous episodes of Live From Daryl’s House have featured a mix of well-known performers Booker T and the MGs, Rob Thomas, Smokey Robinson, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, Toots Hibbert, Nick Lowe, K.T. Tunstall, Todd Rundgren, Travie McCoy, Dave Stewart, Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump along with newcomers such as Nikki Jean, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Hutchinson, Chromeo, Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, Matt Nathanson, Parachute, Plain White T’s, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, soul diva Sharon Jones, Diane Birch, Neon Trees and alternative mainstays Guster.


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