‘Judge Jerry’ Renewed For Season 2

The freshman syndicated court show has been renewed in more than 95% of U.S. markets.

‘Dateline’ Sold In 70% Of U.S. For Season 2

The syndicated version of Dateline has improved both primetime and early fringe time periods by 10% for stations in November 2017 compared to a year ago.

‘Chicago P.D.’ Syndie Clearances Hit 75%

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold the Dick Wolf drama, anchored by Fox Stations, to multiple station groups for an off-net syndication debut starting in September.

NBCU Domestic TV Distribution Up Restivo

Roy Restivo gets added responsibility for sales research and strategy for the company’s first-run and off-network syndicated programming.

‘Harry’ Gets Renewed For Season 2

Harry Connick Jr. is staying put in daytime. NBCUniversal Domestic TV and Fox Television Stations have renewed the syndicated daytime strip Harry for a second season this fall.

‘Harry’ Clearances Top 90% Of U.S.

The new talker from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution will be produced in New York City and feature a live band when it debuts in syndication on Sept. 12.


Connick, NBCU Just Wild About ‘Harry’

Where the challenges of daytime TV are concerned, Harry Connick Jr. sounds like a man who is entering the syndication fray with his eyes wide open. In this interview with TVNewsCheck’s Adam Buckman, he says he’s aware of the failure rate of new shows in daytime, and acknowledges that Harry — like any new high-profile syndicated offering — represents a gamble for everyone involved. However, he also emphasizes that he’s well aware of the role that stations play in the success or failure of a show like his. And he’s shrewd enough to express his gratitude to the stations that are picking up his show.

Harry Connick’s Show Clearances Top 80%

The new syndicated entertainment hour will debut this fall on station groups including Fox Television Stations, Sinclair, Scripps, Media General, Hubbard, Cox, Nexstar, Gray, Bonten, Hearst, Raycom, Dispatch and Quincy.

It’s Official: ‘The Meredith Vieira Show’ To End

The current second season of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s The Meredith Vieira Show will be its last. After wrapping production on the daytime talk show, Vieira will segue to work on NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics games in Rio de Janeiro.

Fox Stations Buy New Harry Connick Jr. Show

NBCUniversal’s first-run daytime entertainment show, Harry, is set to debut in national syndication in fall 2016. The comedy duo, the Stangel Brothers, to serve as executive producers.

‘Crazy Talk’ To Make Syndie Bow In Sept.

The show, hosted by Tanisha Thomas and Ben Aaron, has been sold in 99% of the U.S.

NBCU’s ‘Crazy Talk’ Clearances Hit 80%

ThomasAaronStations from groups including  Fox O&Os, Sinclair, Hearst, Cox and others will air the new show from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution this fall. The show will be co-hosted by WNBC New York contributor Ben Aaron and Bad Girls Club reality star Tanisha Thomas.

‘Crazy Talk’ In Works For Fall 2015 Syndication

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is developing the half-hour talk show to lead out of conflict strips like NBCUniversal’s Maury and Jerry Springer. It will be co-hosted by WNBC New York contributor Ben Aaron and Bad Girls Club reality star Tanisha Thomas

NBC O&Os Reup ‘Meredith’ For Season 2

The new syndicated talker from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution gets a green light from its anchor station group.

NBCU Names Snydie Product Integration Exec

Meredith Jane Momoda will oversee brand marketing for NBCUniversal’s first-run syndication series.

‘Maury,’ ‘Springer,’ ‘Wilkos’ Sold Through 2016

The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution syndicated shows have been renewed for additional seasons in over 60% of the U.S. with broadcast station groups including Tribune, Sinclair and Hearst.

Schaer To Head NBCU’s Original Syndies

As EVP, creative affairs at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, former Harpo executive Valerie Schaer will develop original first-run programming for NBCU’s syndication division.


‘Trisha’ Aims To Tap Host’s Many Strengths

While the new talk show from NBCUniversal shares a studio and producer with the syndicator’s Maury, host Trisha Goddard describes her program as a conflict-resolution show that will try to help guests overcome problems or provide resources so they can do it on their own. She brings a well-traveled background as a journalist and mental health advocate to the talk show fray beginning in September.


A Year Later: Comcast Walked Its NBC Talk

When Comcast first announced its plans a year ago to buy NBC Universal from General Electric, the experts felt it was the cable networks, not NBC and its television stations, that Comcast really wanted. There was across-the-board gnashing of teeth about what would happen to NBC. But Comcast executives assured regulators and tried to persuade the experts that that wasn’t the case. They really believed in broadcasting, they said. They looked forward to reinvigorating the business and restoring the Peacock’s colors. And over the past 12 months, Comcast has shown that it meant everything it said.

NBC’s ‘Steve Harvey’ Tops 70% Clearance

The new, one-hour syndicated talk show is now sold in 40 of the top 50 markets for a fall 2012 debut.

NBCU Ups ‘Steve Harvey’ Clearances To 55%

Station groups picking up the new daytime talker include CBS Television Stations, Capitol Communications, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations, Hearst Television, LIN Media, Local TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group. That comes on top of the show’s launch group, NBC’s 10 owned stations, which picked it up last month. The additions make it a virtual certainty to launch in fall 2012.

‘Access Hollywood Live’ Gets A 2nd Season

The syndicated one-hour daytime entertainment news talk show from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution adds new major market stations.

NBCU TVD Names Restivo VP, Program Research

Roy Restivo has been named VP, programming research and sales strategy, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. In his newly created role, Restivo’s responsibilities will now include identifying, analyzing and recommending new […]