Twentieth TV Names Wussler VP, Ad Sales

Former NBCUniversal Television Distribution exec Rob Wussler will oversee sales and integration initiatives.

NATPE 2012

‘Dish Nation’ Sold In Over 70% Of U.S.

Twentieth Television’s new syndicated entertainment half-hour, ups its clearances in advance of its fall premiere.

Longer Sentences For ‘Alex,’ ‘Divorce Court’

The two syndicated court shows from Twentieth Television have been renewed through the 2013-14 season.

‘Dish Nation’ Cleared In 55% Of The Country

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.

Tribune Adds Twentieth’s Ricki Lake Show

Among the stations that will air the new talk show beginning next fall is WPIX New York.

Joe Oulvey Named 20th TV EVP, Ad Sales

The former SVP of sales at Fox Stations Sales will oversee sales at the syndicator, including those for Debmar-Mercury and Carsey-Warner.

Roseanne Barr Preps Comeback Sitcom

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.

Older, Wiser Ricki Lake Set For Syndie Return

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.

TVNEWSCHECK FOCUS ON SYNDICATION

Up For Grabs: Syndies Scramble Toward 2012

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)..

‘Dish Nation’ To Premiere On 7 Fox Stations

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.

Fox Cuts Back ‘Wanted,’ But Walsh Not Done

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.

Twentieth Developing Talker For Ricki Lake

The syndicator is targeting a fall 2012 launch for the new talkshow.

FX Nabs Rights To ‘How I Met Your Mother’

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.

‘Futurama’ Sets Fall Broadcast Syndie Debut

Twentieth Television clears 90% of country for the animated series’ weekend debut.

‘Modern Family’ Syndie Clearances Top 70%

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.

Fox’s TV Stations Getting Syndicated ‘Glee’

Twentieth Television has signed the network’s O&Os for the hit show when it makes its weekend broadcast syndication debut in fall 2013.

‘Modern Family’ Clearances Hit 50%

Twentieth Television’s sitcom has been sold in 33 markets in advance of its broadcast syndication debut in fall 2013.