Page Six TV, the half-hour daily strip focused on pop culture, will not return for a third season in syndication. Co-hosted by Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Carlos Greer, Page Six TV, hailed from Endemol Shine North America, Twentieth Television and the New York Post. The series will remain in production throughout the summer.
The syndicated daily pop culture program kicks off second season on Sept. 17 in more than 200 markets with a new set and co-hosts.
Guest hosts are filling in after John Fugelsang’s exit, which was called “a mutually agreed upon decision.”
The freshman daily pop culture syndicated show is extended through the 2018-19 season. It reaches 98% of the U.S.
The freshman syndicated show from the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America will be available the day after broadcast beginning Thursday.
The new gossip strip opened yesterday with 48 metered markets reporting a 0.8/2 primary run average in households, the highest of its ilk since TMZ premiered in 2007. Daily Mail TV also opened on Sept. 18 with 46 metered markets reporting and a 0.7/2 average.
Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations and co-president of Fox News; Hoda Kotb of NBC’s Today; and Rosanna Scotto, co-host of WNYW’s Good Day New York, were among those celebrating in New York in advance of Page Six TV’s launch in syndication. The new show debuts Monday, Sept. 18.
Not so long ago, most TV viewers were content to while away the midday hours watching soap operas, game shows and courtroom dramas. Not anymore. Viewing fell 4% in the 2016-17 season from the previous year. Now some programmers are betting that a diet of celebrity gossip will draw viewers back. Starting next month, a daily half-hour program based on the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column will come to Fox-owned TV stations. CBS Television Distribution, meanwhile, is launching DailyMailTV, a version of DailyMail.com, the breezy news website from the British tabloid
The new strip from Endemol Shine North America and the New York Post has been sold by Twentieth Television in more than 98% of the U.S. Kay O’Connell and Michael Bachmann are executive producers.
The campaign for the new Twentieth Television syndicated show that debuts in fall is designed to brand the insider status of the show’s three gossip reporters. “I’ve worked at Twentieth TV for a long time, but I’ve never been part of a show that has created the highest level of synergy across 21st Century Fox,” said Richard Dumont, SVP of marketing for Twentieth TV. Above: The show’s on-air team of (l-r) Elizabeth Wagmeister, Carlos Greer, Bevy Smith and John Fugelsang.
The new syndicated show from the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America has now been sold by Twentieth Television in 185 markets for a fall premiere.
The new Twentieth Television daily gossip/entertainment news strip is now cleared in nine of the top 10 U.S. markets.
The co-production of the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America has been picked up by Fox O&Os in 17 markets and is set to debut next fall.
The upcoming syndicated offering will be hosted by John Fugelsang and contributing editors will include Mario Cantone, Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Carlos Greer. The show from Endemol Shine North America begins a three-week test on Fox stations in seven cities on July 18.
The new gossip show will air on Fox’s WNYW New York, KTTV Los Angeles, WTXF Philadelphia, KDFW Dallas, WAGA Atlanta, WJBK Detroit and WTVT Tampa, Fla., beginning July 18.
The half-hour syndicated strip based on the New York Post’s long-running gossip feature will be produced by Endemol Shine North America. It will get a three-week run beginning July 18.