‘Mom’ Sold In 92% Of U.S. For 2017

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution will roll out the show in syndication next fall with the Tribune stations on board. It begins its fourth season on CBS next month.

With the 2016-17 syndication season just now getting under way, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution announced today that the CBS sitcom Mom has been cleared in 92% of the country for a fall 2017 syndication debut.

Mom, which starts its fourth first-run season on CBS Oct. 27, will be launched into off-network syndication on the Tribune station group, plus stations owned by a number of other groups, WBDTD said.

These include Nexstar, Media General, Grey Television, Tegna, Meredith, Hearst, Raycom, CBS, Sunbeam Television Corp., Northwest, Weigel, Scripps, Marshall, Cowles, Bonten, News Press, Entravision, Bahakel, Quincy, Mission and others. The series has been sold on a cash-plus-barter basis, WBDTD said.

Mom, starring Allison Janney and Anna Faris, is the fourth Chuck Lorre sitcom to be sold in off-network syndication following Two and a Half MenThe Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly.

The success of the previous Lorre shows in syndication helped drive sales of Mom, said WBDTD President Ken Werner. “Stations across the country moved quickly to secure the off-net rights to Mom. In two short months, we have reached 92% clearance. Stations responded with enthusiasm to Chuck Lorre’s track record of success, the lack of multi-cam sitcoms in the pipeline and the quality of this proven performer in first-run and repeats,” Werner said.

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Wagner Pereira says:

September 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Just like Mike and Molly, the show has never risen to the level of funny like 2.5 Men or Big Bang. No reason to watch first run or rerun.

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