Former NBCUniversal Television Distribution exec Rob Wussler will oversee sales and integration initiatives.
Twentieth Television’s new syndicated entertainment half-hour, ups its clearances in advance of its fall premiere.
The two syndicated court shows from Twentieth Television have been renewed through the 2013-14 season.
Twentieth Television’s new syndicated entertainment half-hour, follows up its six-week preview run with sales to Fox Television, Tribune, LIN and Local TV stations for a fall premiere.
Among the stations that will air the new talk show beginning next fall is WPIX New York.
The former SVP of sales at Fox Stations Sales will oversee sales at the syndicator, including those for Debmar-Mercury and Carsey-Warner.
The former sitcom star-turned-best-selling author has set up a new project, Downwardly Mobile, at 20th Century Fox Television with her longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent.
Among the new crop of hosts hoping to fill the gap left by Oprah’s absence from the syndicated talk show ranks is one returning genre veteran. Twentieth Television and Ricki Lake hope the magic is there again as they take a different approach from her earlier show that ended an 11-year run in 2004. This time, Lake will will tackle personal issues — usually a few per show — of interest and importance to the target audience of women, 25-54.
Disney-ABC’s talker with Katie Couric has grabbed the headlines in the wake of Oprah Winfrey’s departure from afternoon syndicated lineups. But she’s far from alone in the race for station slots starting in fall 2012. As things now stand, Couric could be battling against talk shows featuring a defrocked priest (from Debmar-Mercury), one of those Real Housewives (from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution), the host of Survivor (from CBS Television Distribution) and the now-42 year-old Ricki Lake on a comeback bid (from Twentieth Television)..
The unscripted series hosted by four teams of radio personalities will launch July 25 for six weeks on WWOR New York, KTTV Los Angeles, WTTG Washington, WAGA Atlanta, KSAZ Phoenix, WJBK Detroit and WUTB Baltimore.
After the network announced Monday that it will cut back America’s Most Wanted to just four two-hour specials next season, the show’s creator, John Walsh, is talking to Twentieth Television, the network’s studio arm, about possible new outlets for the show.
The syndicator is targeting a fall 2012 launch for the new talkshow.
Sources said the cable network has inked a deal with Twentieth TV for rights to the hit comedy, which will likely bow in September. The six-year deal for the sitcom, now in its sixth season, is believed to encompass all six seasons as well as Seasons 7 and 8.
Twentieth Television clears 90% of country for the animated series’ weekend debut.
Twentieth Television says station groups on board for the ABC sitcom hit’s fall 2013 debut in syndication include Barrington, Raycom, Titan, Local TV, Meredith and Gray in addition to Fox, Tribune, Cox, Hearst, CBS, Sinclair and Newport.
Twentieth Television has signed the network’s O&Os for the hit show when it makes its weekend broadcast syndication debut in fall 2013.
Twentieth Television’s sitcom has been sold in 33 markets in advance of its broadcast syndication debut in fall 2013.