‘Dr. Phil’ To End After 21 Seasons

Another daytime fixture, Dr. Phil McGraw, is leaving after more than two decades as one of television’s most popular talk show hosts. His syndicated daytime show, Dr. Phil, will end its run of original episodes with the current 2022-2023 television season, the show’s 21st. McGraw’s decision comes as his most recent contract is coming to an end. Dr. Phil received a five-season renewal in 2018 as part of a mega-deal extension with CBS Media Ventures, taking it through its current season.

TVN FOCUS ON SYNDICATION

Station Groups Look To Fill A NATPE-Sized Hole With Summit

Last week, Fox Television Stations convened station groups and syndicators for a press- and deals-free ideas exchange in Los Angeles. Attendees said it could become an annual event. (Fox Television Stations photo)

‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Renewed Through 2023-24 Season

The CBS Media Ventures’ property is the latest talk show to get the green light for next season.

SYNDICATION 2023 OUTLOOK

Studio Execs: Streaming Won’t Kill Syndication

Executives expect a quiet ’23 for the syndication market but insist that streaming isn’t hastening its demise altogether. Audiences and advertisers are still hanging in, though programming budgets may need to be right sized under pressure from fragmentation.

‘Pictionary’ Game Show Cleared In 90% Of U.S.

The Jerry O’Connell-hosted strip will debut in national syndication in fall 2022.

‘Daily Mail TV,’ ‘The Doctors’ Ending After This Season

DailyMailTV and The Doctors are joining such series as Nick CannonThe Good Dish and Judge Jerry on their way out of syndication after this season. That DailyMailTV is ending was confirmed by a spokesman, while separate sources confirmed that The Doctors is completing its run.

Fox Stations To Test ‘Pictionary’ Game Show

Hosted By Jerry O’Connell, the game show based on the classic sketch game, will have a four-week run beginning July 12.

‘Drew Barrymore’ Talker Renewed For Season 2

Her self-titled syndicated series has been renewed for a second season, with CBS-owned TV stations serving as the flagship station group. The pickup comes on the heels of a decent ratings bump in the early part of 2021.

BNC Partners With CBS Media Ventures To Strengthen Direct Response And National Ad Sales

BNC (formerly known as Black News Channel), has reached an agreement with CBS Media Ventures to augment the network’s direct response and national advertising sales team. The agreement establishes a greater sales footprint for BNC, which already has sales offices in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Moving forward, CBS Media Ventures will provide BNC with increased […]

NuTime To Sell Ads Targeting Black Audiences With CBS Media Ventures

CBS Media Ventures said it is teaming up with NuTime Media to help advertisers looking to reach Black viewers who watch CBS’s syndicated shows. NuTime Media, formerly Related Media Inc., is a Minority Business Enterprise certified ad sales rep. Under the new agreement, NuTime, led by CEO Morris McWilliams, will work closely with Scott Trupchak, EVP of media sales and partnerships at CBS Media Ventures. Above, Hot Bench is one of the CBS syndicated shows with a large Black audience.

CBS Television Distribution Rebrands

Since its founding in 2006, CBS Entertainment’s first-run distribution division has been known as CBS Television Distribution. But starting today, in an attempt to fuse with an evolved media landscape and CBS’s brand strategy to-date, the syndication company has been rebranded to CBS Media Ventures. With a new name comes a new brand identity, which includes a logo that draws on the iconic CBS Eye and a remix of CBS’ current five-note mnemonic on its programming.