It’s not yet December and already TV stations know with certainty that two of this year’s new shows will return, with two more rookies likely to get second-season renewals. Moreover, stations also already know two more big shows are coming down the pike next year, bringing the total to six before we’ve even hit 2020.
The deal clears the all-new Extra, The Real, TMZ and TMZ Live and will eliminate end breaks across the Fox-owned stations across the country.
The entertainment magazines syndicated by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will continue until the 2019-20 season.
The Warner Bros.-distributed syndie spinoff gets signed through 2016-17 in 15 markets.
The daily news entertainment hour that began as a test in March on KTTV Los Angeles, will roll out to the other stations in the group beginning next fall. After that, it will be offered to stations in other markets on an all-cash basis.
The Fox O&O will begin a six-week test run of the behind-the-scenes spinoff beginning June 11 at 3 p.m.
The companion strip to TMZ will run for several weeks on Fox’s Los Angeles O&O beginning March 12.