New station group buyers of off-net syndicated sitcom include Fox, Sinclair, Hearst-Argyle, Raycom, Scripps-Howard, LIN, Acme, Clear Channel, Belo and Nexstar.
Twentieth Television’s off-net sitcom Family Guy has been sold to 70% of the United States for fall 2007.
Family Guy has been sold to such major group-owned stations as Fox Television Stations’ KSAZ-KUTP Phoenix, KMSP-WFTC Minneapolis, WOFL-WFTC Orlando and KSTU Salt Lake City; Hearst-Argyle’s WMOR Tampa-St. Petersburg; Sinclair Broadcasting’s WPGH-WCWB Pittsburgh, WBFF-WNUV Baltimore, WSYX-WTTE Columbus and WCGC-WVTV Milwaukee; and Raycom Media’s WUAB-WOIO Cleveland, WXIX Cincinnati and WFLX West Palm Beach.
Other stations clearing the show include WVBT Norfolk-Portsmouth, Va.. and WNAC Providence, R.I., owned by LIN TV; Acme’s KASY-KWBQ Albuquerque, N.M., WBDT Dayton, Ohio, WIWB Green Bay-Appleton, Wis., and WBUW Madison, Wis.; Clear Channel’s WXXA Albany-Troy-Schenectady, N.Y., WJTC-WPMI Mobile, Ala.-Pensacola, Fla., and KSAS-KSCC Wichita, Kan.; KMSB-KTTU Tucson, Ariz., owned by Belo; Nexstar’s WCFN Champaign, Ill.-Springfield, Mo.; as well as Las Vegas Partners’ KTUD Las Vegas.
In July, Twentieth Television sold Family Guy to 20 major market stations owned by Tribune Broadcasting.