CTD’s ‘Excused’ Sold In Over 50% OF U.S.

Stations from Fox, CBS, Sinclair and Weigel are among those signing on for the fall syndication launch of the dating reality strip.

CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has sold the new first-run syndicated strip Excused to stations in more than 50% of the United States.

The half-hour dating reality strip is cleared in the top three markets on WWOR New York (Fox), KCAL Los Angeles (CBS) and WCIU Chicago (Weigel). Among stations signing on are those from the following groups: Fox Television Stations, CBS Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Weigel Broadcasting, Sunbeam Television Corp., Local TV Holdings, Cox Enterprises, Meredith Corp., Tribune Broadcasting, Post-Newsweek Stations, New Age Media, Titan Broadcast, Griffin Communications and Sun Broadcasting.

The show was sold cash plus barter into mostly late fringe and access time periods for a fall 2011 launch.

Excused will be produced by Renegade 83 Entertainment, best known for its hit syndicated dating show Blind Date, and executive produced by David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe. Hosted by Iliza Shlesinger, who won the sixth season of Last Comic Standing, each episode of Excused will start with a group of men competing for the affections of two women (or vice versa). Once the two women have eliminated the group of men down to one, the final man standing will have the opportunity to select the woman he wants to date.

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