‘Hot Bench’ Gets Second Season, Upgrades

The CTD court show that is syndication’s No. 1 new entry is renewed and will also move to CBS-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Miami and Denver on March 30, 2015.

NATPE 2013

CTD’s ‘The Test’ Tops 80% Clearance

The DNA- and lie detector-test results syndicated show will be hosted by standup comedian Kirk Fox. It’s being sold on a cash-plus-barter basis (10.5 local minutes, 4.5 national minutes).

CTD’s ‘The Test’ A Go For Fall Launch

With NBCUniversal’s talk show hosted by comedian Steve Harvey emerging as the sleeper syndication talker hit this season, CBS TV Distribution, which struck out with The Jeff Probst Show, is betting on a first-run show starring another comedian for next fall. The company will be rolling out The Test, a syndicated alternative talk show hosted by Kirk Fox (Parks & Recreation) after clearing it in a majority of the country with the Tribune stations on board.

Nogawski Out, Nuñez In At CTD

John Nogawski is leaving his post as president of CBS Television Distribution, the top supplier of syndicated shows to TV stations. He’s being succeeded by Armando Nuñez, who will head both domestic and international distribution.

‘Hot In Cleveland’ Clearances Top 65% Of U.S.

CTD sells the TV Land sitcom in in 9 of the top 10 markets
for a 2014 syndication launch.

CTD Has 52% Of US For Arsenio Hall Talker

CBS Television Distribution partners with Tribune Broadcasting Stations to anchor a fall 2013 launch for the latenight syndicated strip. Among the station groups on board are the CBS Television Stations and Local TV. The show has been sold in all top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20.

Syndicated ‘Jeff Probst Show’ Staffs Up

Marilyn Zielinski and David Goldman are named senior supervising producers; Brian Campbell named director of the upcoming CBS Television Distribution syndicated talk show.

CTD Ups Greg Guenther To SVP, Midwest

Greg Guenther today was promoted to senior vice president, Midwest regional sales manager, at CBS Television Distribution. Guenther had been VP, Midwest regional manager, since 2010. In his position, Guenther will oversee all sales activity in the Chicago office and be responsible for selling to the major broadcasting groups in the Midwest territory, including Tribune, […]

Jeff Probst To Develop Talk Show For CTD

CBS Television Distribution signs Emmy-winning Survivor host Jeff Probst to create a first-run syndicated talk show for fall 2012.

CTD’s ‘Excused’ Sold In 46 of Top 50 Markets

The most recent sales push clearances for the new first-run strip to 80% of the U.S.

CTD’s ‘Excused’ Sold In Over 50% OF U.S.

Stations from Fox, CBS, Sinclair and Weigel are among those signing on for the fall syndication launch of the dating reality strip.