There will be no second season for conflict talk show The Test from CBS Television Distribution and Tribune Broadcasting. And Tribune’s Serch with MC Serch, which it tested on some of its stations earlier this year, will not move forward.
After this week’s annual programming marketplace in Miami Beach, the fates of a number of shows are still up in the air. “We’ll know in mid February” was a common refrain. But deals were certainly being done, by syndicators both large and small.
The new conflict talk show hosted by comedian Kirk Fox from CBS Television Distribution and Tribune will debut Sept. 9 on stations covering almost 100% of U.S. TV homes. Tribune’s Sean Compton: “It focuses on a divide between people and we use science to find out the truth.”
The new syndicated talk show from CBS Television Distribution slotted to premiere this fall is now sold in over 90% of the country
The DNA- and lie detector-test results syndicated show will be hosted by standup comedian Kirk Fox. It’s being sold on a cash-plus-barter basis (10.5 local minutes, 4.5 national minutes).
The latest project from the head of Stage 29 Productions is a confilct talker with a twist, The Test, that’s debuting on Tribune stations this fall. The creator of other daytime shows, including The Doctors, dishes on his latest effort as well as the ins and outs of syndication.
With NBCUniversal’s talk show hosted by comedian Steve Harvey emerging as the sleeper syndication talker hit this season, CBS TV Distribution, which struck out with The Jeff Probst Show, is betting on a first-run show starring another comedian for next fall. The company will be rolling out The Test, a syndicated alternative talk show hosted by Kirk Fox (Parks & Recreation) after clearing it in a majority of the country with the Tribune stations on board.
Two new first-run syndicated shows will get really up close and personal. CBS Television Distribution’s The Test will feature guests who have DNA and lie detector test results revealed. And MGM Television’s Paternity Court is a half-hour show with lawyer Lauren Lake who will decide cases based on the results of DNA tests.