Fox Television Stations Renews ‘TMZ’ And ‘TMZ Live’
Fox Television Stations has renewed TMZ and TMZ Live, announced Frank Cicha, EVP of programming for FTS. These programs will continue to run on the Fox-owned stations, including WNYW New York and KTTV Los Angeles, for two years through the 2024-25 season.
In making the announcement, Cicha said: “For the last 15 years, TMZ programming has anchored our overall first-run, day-and-date strategy. Now that they are officially in the Fox family, we look forward to working even closer with Harvey Levin and his incredible team during this renewal.”
Executive produced by Harvey Levin, Charles Latibeaudiere and Stuart Alpert, TMZ debuted in 2007 and is now cleared in 200 markets (99% of the U.S.). TMZ Live followed in 2013 and currently airs in 97 markets (75%). TMZ Live is executive produced by Levin, Latibeaudiere, Alpert and Ryan Regan. Both programs are produced by EHM Productions Inc. Fox First Run oversees all distribution, program sales, marketing and affiliate relations.
Levin added: “This is exciting for two reasons … one being the longevity of the brand but the second and more important is the support we have received over the years from the station group, which has just been amazing. Thank you!”
Rob Wade, Fox Entertainment’s president of alternative entertainment and specials, added: “These richly deserved renewals further cement TMZ’s and TMZ Live’s important role circulating viewers into our entertainment programming. In just a year’s time since joining the Fox Entertainment fold, Harvey, his team and their TMZ documentary specials have become integral partners for Fox Network, and we look forward to enjoying continued success with them in the all-important access and primetime dayparts.”