Raycom Says No More ‘America Now’

The current, fourth season will be the last for the syndicated lifestyle show. Raycom is now shopping two new half-hour strips: Fix It & Finish It and Flip My Food with Chef Jeff.

‘America Now’ Adds Mia Redrick

Syndicated daily magazine show America Now is adding speaker and author Mia Redrick to its team of experts. Her first segment airing on Nov. 18 will show busy moms how to pack a personal tool kit to help them through the challenges of being a parent. “I am most grateful to join America Now and […]

‘America Now’ Expands To 80% Coverage

Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic return as co-hosts for 4th season beginning Sept. 9.


America Now Clearances To Top 80% By Fall

The daily syndicated newsmagazine America Now with co-hosts Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic is heading into its fourth season this fall. The show provides tips designed to make viewers’ lives easier, including where to find bargains. It’s from Raycom Media and ITV Studios America and is distributed by Trifecta Entertainment. On Wednesday, TVNewsCheck incorrectly said America Now is in 47 small to midsize markets. It is in more than 70% of TV homes, including on stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. It will be in more than 80% of TV homes by this fall.

‘America Now’ Gets Season Four Renewal

Raycom’s syndicated newsmagazine hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic gets the green light for another season.

Raycom Renews ‘America Now’ For Season Four

America Now, the daily syndicated newsmagazine show from Raycom Media and ITV Studios America co-hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, will return for a fourth season. The announcement was made today by Paul McTear, Raycom president-CEO, and Paul Buccieri, managing director of ITV Studios International and president-CEO of ITV Studios America. Currently airing weekdays, […]

‘America Now’ Making Ratings Gains

The Raycom syndicated strip, now in its third season is looking to expand beyond Raycom’s 47 stations in 36 markets.

Gibbons, Trifecta Aim To Grow ‘America Now’

The Raycom-created newsmagazine hosted and executive produced by Leeza Gibbons is in its third season and has enlisted Trifecta to help it expand its roster of stations. “Our goal is get wider national distribution. We’ve almost been doing this in a vacuum. The great thing about Trifecta is that they have a lot of established relationships.”

Trifecta To Distribute Raycom’s ‘America Now’

Raycom Media and ITV Studios America are partnering with Trifecta Entertainment & Media as the new distributor of America Now, their daily newsmagazine show co-hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic. Trifecta will begin selling the show in 2013 and will also handle all national advertising sales. Now in its third season, America Now airs […]

‘America Now’ Viewership Up 20%

The syndicated newsmagazine strip from Raycom and ITV Studios America is posting strong year-to-year gains across metered markets in the first six weeks of season.


Raycom Picks Up Program Production Pace

The station group schedules a third season for its America Now newsmagazine and is working with production company My Tupelo Entertainment to create more shows, including two weekday strips. “Our goal is to raise the bar again for our television stations,” says Raycom CEO Paul McTear. “We want to produce content that we know folks will like and come back to. We want to increase our ratings and advertising.”

Syndicated ‘America Now’ Renewed For Season 3

America Now, the first-run syndicated daily newsmagazine show co-hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic from ITV Studios America and Raycom Media, has been renewed for a third season, it was jointly announced today by Paul McTear, president and CEO of Raycom Media and Paul Buccieri, managing director of ITV Studios International and president and […]

Bellum Entertainment To Distribute ‘America Now’

America Now, the syndicated daily newsmagazine show co-hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic from ITV Studios America and Raycom Media, today announced a new distribution team. Mary Carole McDonnell’s Bellum Entertainment has taken over the distribution for the series. Boots Walker has joined Bellum as vice president of sales. She and Boyd McDonnell, vice […]

Leeza Gibbons Hosts New Syndie Show

Leeza Gibbons is returning to daily first-run syndication as co-host of America Now, the upcoming daily news program from Raycom Media and ITV Studios America that’s set to launch Sept. 12.


Creating Your Own Shows Won’t Be Easy

A few words of caution for those enterprising station groups deciding to produce their own programming rather than buy syndicated fare. Think beyond just news; be merciless — if it doesn’t work, kill it and move on; and stay focused on building a strong, sustainable show for your own markets before even thinking about offering it to stations elsewhere.


Raycom Executes DIY Programming Plan

The COO of the nation’s 15th largest station group believes broadcasters need to wean themselves from their heavy dependence on Hollywood syndicators. With that in mind, he says, Raycom is developing its own shows and looking for broadcasters outside of Raycom markets to give them national reach. In this interview, Daugherty also talks about how business is pacing, mobile DTV, the FCC spectrum grab, virtual duopolies, the sharing of retrans revenue with the networks and more.

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Weekend ‘America Now’ Expanding To Daily

The syndicated weekend series from Raycom Media and ITV Studios America is expanding to a daily strip distributed by Debmar-Mercury.