‘WOW–Women Of Wrestling’ Premieres In Syndication Sept. 17

Paramount Global Content Distribution is behind WOW–Women Of Wrestling. The show has been cleared in 100% of the U.S., including station groups CBS Stations, Sinclair, Nexstar, Hearst Television, Gray and Tegna.

Veteran Producer Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey To Leave ‘Extra’ After 22 Years

During her time at the helm, Extra has been nominated eight times for “Outstanding Entertainment News Program” at the Daytime Emmy Awards, winning twice.

Talking TV: Ginger Zee On Preparing Viewers For Disaster

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Ginger Zee, chief meteorologist for ABC and co-host of Hearst Media Production Group’s Hearts of Heroes, along with fellow host Sheldon Yellen, about broadcast’s role in disaster preparedness and the frontline workers whose stories they tell in the show. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

‘Jeopardy!’: Mayim Bialik & Ken Jennings Close Deals To Return

It’s official: Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings are the permanent hosts of Jeopardy going forward. The game show’s executive producer Michael Davies today announced the completion of deals with the The Big Bang Theory star and former Jeopardy champion to continue to split hosting duties.

‘Jeopardy’: Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings To Keep Splitting Host Duties

Sony Pictures Entertainment has entered into long-term deals that will have the two hosts continue to split duties on the popular syndicated game show, according to a person familiar with the matter, while retaining Bialik to host primetime editions of the show as well as the new Celebrity Jeopardy expected to start up at ABC. With Sony eager to boost more versions of the program, this person says, more than one host was required.

Talking TV: Ernie Anastos On News Anchoring And Fostering Positivity

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with veteran New York broadcaster Ernie Anastos, who is returning to television this fall with Positively America with Ernie Anastos, a new syndicated offering through which he plans to share accumulated wisdom and compelling conversations. A transcript of the conversation is included.

Soledad O’Brien Show Makes Impression In Off-Hours Time Slot

Hearst Television’s syndicated Matter of Fact is available in 181 markets covering 95% of the U.S. Like many news organizations, Matter of Fact and the 33-owned Hearst stations underwent some soul-searching following the George Floyd murder two years ago. They wanted to elevate the concerns of communities that often lacked media attention. Executive Producer Rita Aleman says: “The mission of the show was always to share voices as diverse as America, slices of life that people should see in order to understand how issues play out across the country.”

Allen Media Group To Launch ‘We The People With Judge Lauren Lake’ In 95% Percent Of U.S.

The daily one-hour court series will debut in syndication this fall and on Allen Media’s JusticeCentral.TV network.

PPI Releasing, Trifecta Partner For Ad Sales in 2022-23

PPI Releasing and Trifecta have announced an agreement for Trifecta to represent the barter advertising for dramas The Liquidator, The Listener/Forensic Factor procedural block, and the PPI Holiday Movies for the upcoming 2022-23 season. All three are cleared in approximately 80% of the U.S., and the station groups include CBS, Fox, Nexstar, Mission, Gray, Weigel, […]

‘Wendy Williams Show’ Site, Social Media Deleted After Cancellation

The official series’ YouTube page, Instagram account and website have seemingly been deleted following the syndicated show’s cancellation. Eagle-eyed fans noticed the pages being down over the weekend. On Instagram, the handle’s feed showed a “Sorry, this page isn’t available” message. The show’s website and the video channel are also both nowhere to be found.

This Oddity Confounds ‘Jeopardy’ Viewers

Nine contestants have become “super-champions” so far this season. Is the game getting easier, or are the players getting smarter? Or are we asking the wrong question?

The Highs And Lows Of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’

When Wendy Williams debuted her nationally syndicated daytime talk show in the summer of 2009, some industry-watchers wondered if the brash host, who made a name for herself on hip-hop radio stations in Philadelphia and New York, could translate to a national audience. Williams quickly proved her critics had nothing to worry about. Last Friday, The Wendy Williams Show aired its final episode amid Williams’s ongoing health struggles and reports that the 57-year-old host was placed under a financial guardianship after Wells Fargo argued in a petition that she had been the “victim of undue influence and financial exploitation.” Here’s a timeline of some of the show’s best and worst moments over the past 13 years.

Disney To Bring 3 Off-Net Series To Syndication In Fall

Disney Media Entertainment and Distribution is bringing three off-network shows to national broadcast syndication this fall: sitcom American Housewife will air seven days a week starting Sept. 12, while one-hour dramas 9-1-1 and The Rookie will debut in weekend syndication on Sept. 17.

‘Jeopardy’ Host Mayim Bialik Tests Positive For COVID

Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik is updating her social media followers on her health after testing positive for COVID-19. The star announced her diagnosis via her official Instagram account on Monday and then directed people to the Instagram account for her Bialik Breakdown podcast, where she offered more details on her symptoms. Bialik wrote in her caption that she is both vaccinated and boosted.

Sherri Shepherd’s Daytime Talker ‘Sherri’ To Premiere Sept. 12

The new syndicated show from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury sees clearances soar past 97% of U.S.

Allen Media Group Hires Phil Peters As VP Of Ad Sales For Global Syndication

The former Warner Media ad sales executive will focus on advertising sales and brand sponsorships for all of AMG’s Entertainment Studios television series programming and content.

COMMENTARY BY ELIZABETH WAGMEISTER

How Wendy Williams Changed Daytime TV In Her Own Unscripted Way

Wendy Williams was unlike anyone else on TV. On daytime, you’re supposed to be authentic, but you’re also taught to be polished, read the teleprompter and stay on script. Williams did none of those things. In fact, the talk show host did the exact opposite of what you’d expect a television executive to advise a host to do in 2008, the year her show was being tested for a national run. And that’s why she she stayed relevant for 13 seasons.

Jennifer Hudson’s Talk Show Set To Launch In September With ‘Ellen’ Producing Team

As if Jennifer Hudson’s week can’t get any better, the newly-minted EGOT is about to add another title to her resumé: talk show host. Hudson’s upcoming show, titled The Jennifer Hudson Show, has been cleared in more than 95% of the country, now officially heading into national syndication this fall. The series will debut on Sept. 12 with the Fox TV stations as its core station group.

NYC Broadcaster Ernie Anastos Returns To TV

His new weekly syndicated series, Positively America with Ernie Anastos, will premiere this fall on Gray Television stations across the U.S.

‘Wendy Williams Show’ Sets Air Date For Final Episode After 13 Seasons

Friday, June 17, will mark the end of an era in daytime television, as The Wendy Williams Show is set to ask America how it’s doin’ for the last time.  Though Wendy Williams won’t be in the studio for her show’s big sendoff, a spokesperson promises that the farewell hour will include a “video tribute to the iconic host.”

The Daily Revelations Of Kellyoke

Kelly Clarkson has covered more than 500 songs on her syndicated daytime series. The segments are one of the last predictably good things on network TV.

My Entertainment Is Acquired By Media Content Services; President/Founder Michael Yudin To Remain

Coming off of a company record year fueled by 100-plus-original hours in production during 2021, independent production company MY Entertainment has been acquired by Media Content Services. The deal was orchestrated by MY Entertainment President/Founder Michael Yudin and Media Content Services CEO Shawn Moffatt and Co-Founder Patrick Bryant. Yudin will retain his position and remain with the company […]

‘iCrime With Elizabeth Vargas’ To Launch In Over 95% Of U.S.

The new syndicated true-crime show from Scott Sternberg Productions and Trifecta Entertainment & Media will air Monday-Friday beginning in September.

‘The Real’ Wraps Up Eight Seasons In Daytime

Another Telepictures talk show wrapped up a successful run in daytime today. The women of The Real — Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai Jenkins and Garcelle Beauvais — said goodbye after eight seasons and 1,360 episodes in syndication.

PowerNation Studios And Nashville Superspeedway Present Power Nationals Labor Day Weekend

PowerNation Studios and Nashville Superspeedway have partnered to present the inaugural Power Nationals sponsored by Summit Racing Equipment on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, at the Superspeedway, located in Lebanon, Tenn. PowerNation Studios, owned by Gray Television and based in Franklin Tenn., is the production company for how-to programs for auto enthusiasts including Detroit Muscle, Music […]

Hearst Media Production Group, Curiosity Partner To Launch ‘Oddly Satisfying Science’

Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG), an independent producer and distributor of original programming, and Curiosity, a global factual entertainment media company, are partnering on an original unscripted program set for a world premiere on Curiosity’s flagship streaming service Curiosity Stream. Oddly Satisfying Science (OSS), a 10-episode series debuting later this year, features top social influencers known for science, […]

‘Raw Travel’ To Help Freedom Ring In Ukraine

AIM Tell-A-Vision Group (AIM TV), producers of travel show, Raw Travel, announced “Let Freedom Ring in Ukraine” to help Ukrainian refugees. The multi-platform and multi-faceted initiative will provide grassroots, long-term financial, and tangible assistance to externally and internally displaced Ukrainian refugees and citizens affected by the Russian invasion. In June, executive producer and host Robert […]

Ellen DeGeneres Ends Daytime Show With Plea For Compassion

DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared memories and affection on Thursday as The Ellen DeGeneres Show concluded its Emmy-winning, 3,200-plus episode run that began in September 2003.

Syndication’s ‘Relative Justice’ Returning For Season Two

Relative Justice, Wrigley Media’s rookie court show, is returning for a second season, the company said Wednesday. Thus far, the show is cleared in 87% of the U.S. for the 2022-23 television season on station groups including Cox Media Group, CBS Television Stations, E.W. Scripps, Gray Television, Mission Broadcasting, Nexstar Media Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tegna and Weigel Broadcasting.

With DeGeneres And Williams Saying Goodbye, Daytime TV Sees Biggest Shake-Up Since Oprah’s Departure

“Daytime is important. People rely on it,” says Jack Abernethy, CEO of the Fox Television Stations. “But … daytime has to be refreshed, just like every medium.”

Talking TV Transcript: Mo Rocca’s Innovation Nation Milestone

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Mo Rocca, host of Innovation Nation, which has just celebrated its 200th episode, on the show’s enduring, omni-generational appeal, the state of E/I programming and the competition the space is getting from YouTubers.

Talking TV: Mo Rocca’s ‘Innovation Nation’ Milestone

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Mo Rocca, host of Innovation Nation, which has just celebrated its 200th episode, on the syndicated show’s enduring, omni-generational appeal; the state of E/I programming; and the competition the space is getting from YouTubers. Click here for a full episode transcript.

Allen Media Group Names Roseann Cacciola EVP Of Syndication Ad Sales

The former Warner Media ad sales executive will represent the company’s syndicated broadcast programming.

‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Set To Go On First Live Tour

Wendy Williams Vows TV Return This Fall, But Sources Say It’s Not Happening

‘Jeopardy’ Savors Run Of Super Champions After Host Stumbles

Jeopardy is on an unusual run of super champs. In the past seven months, each of those contestants has landed in the television game show’s historical list of top five winning streaks. Roach’s run of victories ended on her 24th game Friday.

Latest ‘Jeopardy’ Mega-Champ’s Win Streak Snapped At 23

Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, earned $560,983 during her run on the game show. She’s has one of the five longest winning streaks in Jeopardy history, but didn’t come close to Ken Jennings’ record of 74 consecutive wins.

‘Steve Wilkos Show’ Renewed For 16th Season

In addition, hundreds of episodes of the iconic talk shows, Maury and The Jerry Springer Show have also been sold in syndication by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios.

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

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

Ellen DeGeneres Tapes Final Episode Of Show

That’s a wrap on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. After 19 seasons, Ellen DeGeneres taped her final episode of the popular syndicated talk show on Thursday, which is set to air on Thursday, May 26.