‘Drew Barrymore,’ ‘ET,’ ‘Inside Edition’ Head To Vegas For Super Bowl

As part of its week-long activation for the 2024 Super Bowl, Paramount Global took Drew BarrymoreEntertainment Tonight and Inside Edition to Las Vegas to shoot shows and segments on the ground before, during and after the big game. All three CBS Media Ventures-produced shows set up shop in front of the Bellagio fountains to talk football, parties, celebrity, and of course, the Taylor Swift of it all.

Fremantle Ups Kimberly Kleid To EVP Of Current Programming

She moves up from SVP, overseeing many of the syndication company’s games shows.

Public Media Venture Group And Distributed Media Lab Partner

Public Media Venture Group (PMVG) and Distributed Media Lab (DML) today announced a new partnership focused on building state and regional news content syndication networks to power audience growth and […]

Judge Judy, Having Conquered Streaming, Returns To Regular TV

Three years after she ended her landmark show, Judy Sheindlin returns to familiar territory when Freevee original Judy Justice enters syndication later in 2024.

‘Extra’ Renewed By Fox O&Os For Season 31

The renewal marks sixth year on the Fox Stations for the entertainment news series from Warner Bros. Television Group.

CBS Media Ventures Sets Syndicated Game Show ‘The Flip Side’ With Jaleel White

The Flip Side, a new syndicated game show hosted by Jaleel White, will launch in the fall, with CBS Stations signing on as the anchor station group, it was announced […]

‘Jennifer Hudson Show’ Renewed For Third Season

Among the station groups renewing the Warner Bros. Television Group’s Daytime Emmy-nominated talk show are Fox Television Stations and Hearst Television.

‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Renewed For Season 5

After a late start to its fourth season and behind-the-scenes turmoil, The Drew Barrymore Show has received and early, drama-free renewal for a fifth season on the CBS Stations. It is the first pickup for the syndicated daytime talker since the major reorganization at the show’s producer and distributor CBS Media Ventures, which was put under the purview of Wendy McMahon, now president-CEO of CBS News and Stations and CBS Media Ventures.

Janet (Langner) DeLorenzo Dies: Veteran Of Syndicated TV For Oprah, Steve Harvey Was 63

Big Swings Are Rarer, but Studios And Stations Remain In The Programming Game

As 2023 comes to a close, syndication’s one big swing for 2024 looks to be Debmar-Mercury’s talker starring and executive produced by Ken Jeong. Other potential offerings include a true-crime strip from Warner Bros. Discovery’s Telepictures, one or two shows from Sinclair and possibly new games from CBS Media Ventures and Sony Pictures Television. It’s early, though, as station groups and studios are making budget decisions before deciding whether to go forward with their latest projects.

Telco Productions Offers New Shows For Fall 2024 Syndication

Telco Productions announced it fall 2024 slate of syndicated programming including new sports and general audience daily and weekly shows. Sportswrap with Jason Page is a timely sports wrap-up show […]

Mayim Bialik Out As ‘Jeopardy’ Co-Host

“Sony has informed me that I will no longer be hosting the syndicated version of Jeopardy!” Bialik wrote Friday on Instagram. “I am incredibly honored to have been nominated for a primetime Emmy for hosting this year and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the Jeopardy! family.”

Tamron Hall Wants To Keep The Tradition Of Daytime Talk Alive

After a tumultuous exit from NBC — and a brief business arrangement with disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein — Hall has gone on to become Disney’s second longest-running syndicated talk show host.

Broadcast Partners Hosting 12-Hour Live TV Special To Raise Awareness Of Distracted Driving

TV syndicator Broadcast Partners today announced that on Dec. 8, the company will air a live 12-hour television special produced by Talk TV Network and hosted by Neal Ardman to […]

Marty Krofft, The Brains Behind A Kids TV Empire, Dies At 86

Marty Krofft, the savvy businessman who partnered with his older brother Sid to amass an entertainment empire fueled by such mind-blowing kids TV shows as The Banana Splits Adventure HourH.R. Pufnstuf and Land of the Lost, died Nov. 25. He was 86. Eight years younger than Sid, Marty Krofft died in Los Angeles of kidney failure, his family announced. (Courtesy of Sid & Marty Krofft Picture Archive)

Talking TV: Fox’s Portia Bruner Finds Her Place In Talk

Portia Bruner, a former anchor at Fox-owned WAGA Atlanta, is in the second season of an eponymous talk show also getting national carriage on Fox Soul. National syndication is next in her sights. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

‘SWAT’ Lands Cable Syndication Deal With WeTV

The Sony Pictures Television-produced procedural has for the first time sold in syndication and will begin airing on the AMC Networks-backed WeTV starting Nov. 12. The deal covers the first six seasons of the Shemar Moore-led drama from exec producer Shawn Ryan. The upcoming seventh and final season of the CBS series is also included in the deal with WeTV.

Scott Koondel Wants to Change Syndication Forever, Starting With ‘Judy Justice’

Scott Koondel thinks that the model he’s using to sell Judy Justice – Judge Judy Sheindlin’s next chapter, which streams on Amazon’s Freevee – is one he can apply to many other shows in syndication. “I have a lot of shows that are for streaming and eventually for syndication,” said Koondel, who worked in distribution for CBS from 1997 to 2018, the last six as EVP and chief corporate content licensing officer. He started at Paramount in 1994. “I see a world where I could provide syndicated shows for TV stations and not have to deficit finance.”


Syndies Lean On Social To Strengthen Audience Connection

Monetizing social is the next challenge, said syndication executives from Live With Kelly and Mark, The Drew Barrymore Show, Sony and Fox at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 conference last week.

‘Judy Justice’ Plotting National Syndication Launch In Fall 2024

The plan for a Judy Justice foray into broadcast syndication is coming into focus. According to sources, the Amazon Freevee court show, created by and starring Judy Sheindlin, is being taken out to stations by Scott Koondel’s Sox Entertainment, targeting a fall 2024 launch. As Deadline noted in May, when rumors about a potential Judy Justice syndication play first surfaced, the move would make the first original court show on streaming also the first streaming show to sell into broadcast syndication.

How ‘Extra’ Evolved Past Tabloid History And Became A Trusted Brand Over 30 Years

 The syndicated Extra, distributed by Warner Bros. TV, has produced more than 9,000 episodes, been on over 14,000 red carpets and logged more than 79,000 celebrity interviews. It’s become so much a part of its audience’s daily lives that producers report fans coming up to them at airports and singing its name: “Extra! Extra!”

Talking TV: Is ‘Daily Blast Live’ The New Model For Syndies?

Daily Blast Live, a Tegna-produced topical talker shot in Denver, may be heralding a new wave of cheaper, functional syndicated daytime shows. Its producer, Burt Dubrow and Tegna’s Brian Weiss, VP of entertainment programming and multicast networks, make the case. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

She Was Oprah Before Oprah

Alice Travis might not be a familiar name now, but in the late 1970s she became the first Black woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

Ken Jeong And Debmar-Mercury Developing Syndicated Talk Show

The comedian-actor Jeong will executive produce with Jim Biederman with a 2024 launch target.

‘Drew Barrymore Show’ To Return Without Head Writers; Seeks New Scribes

The Drew Barrymore Show is returning to screens but it will be down a few writers. The daytime talk show revealed this morning that it would return on Oct. 16. This comes after Barrymore originally planned to return on Sept. 18 when the writers were still striking and then reversed her decision after much picketing and outcry from WGA members. However, the show will now be without three WGA members of its own — Chelsea White, Cristina Kinon and Liz Koe — who have decided not to return to the show. The trio are co-head writers.

After Strike Delay, ‘Drew Barrymore’ To Return Oct. 16

After having to postpone its premiere due to the writers’ strike, CBS Media Ventures’ The Drew Barrymore Show will debut its fourth season on Monday, Oct. 16, the show posted on Instagram today.

‘Jennifer Hudson Show’ Sets Season 2 Return For Monday

The Jennifer Hudson Show will return for its sophomore season in syndication beginning next week after delaying its premiere due to the WGA strike, which officially came to an end earlier this week. Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, the host will welcome guests Gwen Stefani, Niall Horan, Taye Diggs and Cedric the Entertainer, among others, for the daytime talk show’s first week back.

Tegna’s ‘Daily Blast Live’ Starts 7th Season, Adds Markets

The syndicated daytime talker adds 21 stations as the new season gets underway, now carried in over 55% of U.S. TV homes.

‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ Eyes October Return Following Strike-Shortened False Start

The syndicated daytime talk show can now proceed without trouble after the WGA and the AMPTP reached a tentative deal on Sunday.

Sherri Shepherd Pauses Talk Show After Positive COVID Test

The rocky daytime TV landscape has hit another bump.

Sherri Shepherd tested positive for COVID, causing a temporary halt to taping of her daytime talk show. The show announced Shepherd’s positive test in an Instagram post Wednesday. “I am absolutely heartbroken that I cannot return to host my show this week,” Shepherd said in a statement. “As soon as I get the all-clear from my doctor, I look forward to coming back strong to deliver the fun, laughter and a real good time.”

‘Raw Travel’s 11th Season Expands To 97% Of U.S.

AIM Tell-A-Vision Group (AIM TV), producers of the travel show Raw Travel, announced today that beginning this weekend, the show will broadcast in an all-time high of 184 U.S. cities representing 97% […]

Julie Chen Moonves ‘Gutted’ After Ouster From ‘The Talk’: ‘I Felt Robbed’

‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Co-Host Vanna White Closes New Deal As Game Show Kicks Off Final Season With Pat Sajak

After lengthy negotiations, Wheel Of Fortune co-host Vanna White has extended her contract for additional two years to continue on the hit syndicated game show through the 2025-06 season. The news comes as the show just kicked off Season 41 last week, which will be the last for host Pat Sajak. White will provide continuity, working alongside Wheel’s new host, Ryan Seacrest, who will take over for Sajak next fall.

Drew Barrymore Had A Simpler Way Out Of This Mess: Daytime Hosts Could Lose Their Shows If They Don’t Work During A Strike

As Drew Barrymore digs herself into a deeper hole regarding the return of her daytime talk show, lost in the debate is a conversation about the peculiar nature of syndicated TV.

‘Live With Kelly and Mark’: Till Death (or Cancellation) Do They Part

As co-hosts, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are tasked with enacting a version of their marriage on-camera. Where does that performance begin and end?

‘Jennifer Hudson Show’ Delaying Season 2 Premiere Amid Strikes

The Jennifer Hudson Show is following The Drew Barrymore Show and The Talk in delaying its upcoming season while the writers remain on strike. A source close to the production confirms to Deadline that after much discussion, and at Hudson’s urging, The Jennifer Hudson Show is pausing production and its season two premiere, which was slated for Monday, Sept. 18.

Drew Barrymore And ‘The Talk’ Postpone Their Daytime Talk Shows Until After The Hollywood Strikes

Drew Barrymore, who drew criticism for taping new episodes of her daytime talk show despite the ongoing writers and actors strikes, now says she’ll wait until the labor issues are resolved. Hours later CBS’s The Talk did the same.

Drew Barrymore Apologizes To Writers, Says She Stands By Decision To Resume Talk Show Production

“I won’t polish this with bells and whistles and publicists and corporate rhetoric. I’ll just stand out there and accept and be responsible,” the “Drew Barrymore Show” host says.

‘Matter Of Fact With Soledad O’Brien’ Returning With New Look

‘Extra’ Adds Podcasts To Mix In Season 30

Extra, as it enters its 30th season in syndication, is dropping two podcasts into the mix: weekly entry Extra: The Podcast and twice-weekly True Crime Daily, drawn from the syndicated strip of the same name. They will be produced in partnership with Audacy.