Fox Stations Renew Three Syndicated Shows
Fox Television Stations has renewed 25 Words or Less, Divorce Court and Dish Nation for two years, announced Stephen Brown, EVP of programming, FTS. These programs will continue to run on the Fox-owned stations through the 2022-23 season.
In making the announcement, Brown said: “We at Fox First Run are so pleased to produce reliably strong, feel good programming for FTS and syndication. With shows helmed by Meredith Vieira, Judge Faith Jenkins, Sherri Shepherd and the amazing cast of Dish Nation, plus the upcoming You Bet Your Life with Jay Leno, we anticipate nothing but growth ahead.”
Hosted and Executive Produced by Meredith Vieira, 25 Words or Less debuted as a preview show on the Fox Television Stations in August 2018, before going into syndication in fall 2019. The half-hour game show is cleared nationally in 98% of the country and is a collaboration of executive producers Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Mary McCormack, Michael Morris, showrunner Michael Canter and Bruce Sterten, creator of 25 Words or Less and Taboo board games. 25 Words or Less is produced by Dino Bones Productions and distributed by Fox First Run.
In its 22nd season, Judge Faith Jenkins has joined as the judge of Divorce Court, where she provides judgement for all the cases brought to mediation, ranging from divorce court proceedings to other domestic disputes. The program, cleared in 94% of the country, is the longest running court show on television. Divorce Court is produced by Lincolnwood Productions and distributed by Fox First Run.
The comedy/entertainment news program Dish Nation debuted on the Fox Television Stations in July 2011 and is now cleared nationally in 85% of the U.S. The Dish Nation teams include Atlanta’s Headkrack, Gary with da Tea, Da Brat, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Porsha Williams; Los Angeles’ Sherri Shepherd with Heidi Hamilton and Frank Kramer from KLOS-FM’s Heidi and Frank and iHeartRadio’s Chuey Martinez. Each year, 260 episodes are distributed by Fox First Run.