Rachel Lindsay Joins ‘Extra’ As Correspondent

2020 Syndie Slate Taking Early Shape

It’s not yet December and already TV stations know with certainty that two of this year’s new shows will return, with two more rookies likely to get second-season renewals. Moreover, stations also already know two more big shows are coming down the pike next year, bringing the total to six before we’ve even hit 2020.

Fox O&Os, WB Sign Multi-Series Renewals

The deal clears the all-new Extra, The Real, TMZ and TMZ Live and will eliminate end breaks across the Fox-owned stations across the country.

Billy Bush Gets A Second Chance At TV

Bush begins Monday as host of the revamped pop culture news show, Extra. He was a rising star just hired as a host on the Today show when tape emerged during the 2016 presidential campaign of him laughing to lewd remarks made by Donald Trump before an appearance on Access Hollywood 11 years earlier. Following an outcry, Trump was elected president. Bush lost his job.

Mario Lopez Walks Back Comments That It’s ‘Dangerous’ For Parents To Support Transgender Kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Mario Lopez apologized Wednesday for telling conservative commentator Candace Owens that it’s “dangerous” and “alarming” for parents to honor the wishes of young children who identify with a gender other than the one assigned at birth. “The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding […]

Billy Bush To Host Rebranded ‘Extra Extra’

Billy Bush will be the new host of Warner Bros.’ rebranded news magazine Extra Extra as the show heads over to Fox-owned stations in seven major markets — including New York and Los Angeles — when it starts season 26 on Sept. 9.

Sean Spicer Now An ‘Extra’ Correspondent

Former Trump spokesman Sean Spicer says he’s helping to “bridge that divide” between Hollywood and the nation’s capital, taking a new job as a “special D.C. correspondent” for the syndicated Extra.

‘Extra’ Suspends Host To Investigate Misconduct

Warner Bros. said it had investigated prior accusations against Extra host A.J. Calloway and found no suggestion of workplace misconduct. But he was suspended after the syndicator became aware of additional allegations that will be published in an upcoming article in The Hollywood Reporter.

Fox O&Os Add ‘Extra’ In 7 Big Markets

Cleared in 93% of the country for fall 2019, the syndicated entertainment magazine from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will join the FTS lineups in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Orlando and Charlotte, N.C.

Renée Bargh Replacing Tracey Edmonds On ‘Extra’

‘Extra’ Names Two New Co-Hosts

Charissa Thompson and Tracey Edmonds will split co-hosting duties alongside Mario Lopez.

Maria Menounos Exits ‘Extra’, Inks E! Deal

After months of speculation that Maria Menounos might be leaving syndicated entertainment newsmagazine Extra, she has made the move, signing a deal with E! Under the multi-year pact, Menounos will host her own one-hour entertainment newsmag series, Untold with Maria Menounos.

RUMOR MILL

Maria Menounos Out At Syndicated ‘Extra’

Maria Menounos is leaving syndicated entertainment magazine Extra amid rumors that she clashed with her co-host Mario Lopez. Menounos’ contract is up and isn’t being renewed, with one source saying, “Maria and Mario barely even speak to each other.”

‘Extra’ Moves To New Home At Universal Studios

‘Extra’ Renewed Through ’17 By NBC Stations

The popular syndicated entertainment newsmagazine has been sold in 85% of the U.S. through its 23rd season.