The co-production of the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America has been picked up by Fox O&Os in 17 markets and is set to debut next fall.
Official: ‘Page Six TV’ Headed To Syndication
The three companies partnering in the syndicated celebrity-gossip strip Page Six TV officially confirmed today that the show is on target for a premiere next fall.
The news first broke on Monday, leaving the principals scrambling since they were apparently unprepared to make an official announcement following reports that the show would go forward following a three-week test last summer on Fox-owned TV stations in seven markets.
By Tuesday, they were able to confirm that the show, to be distributed by Twentieth Television, is on a fast track toward national distribution now that Fox Television Stations outlets in 17 markets have agreed to serve as the “launch group” for the show beginning next September. The markets include New York and Los Angeles, the announcement said.
“The first new syndicated program to garner an official launch for fall 2017, Page Six TV is set for key access time periods and double runs across the Fox Television Stations,” said the news release.
“Several companies pulled together to execute the Page Six TV test, and we saw enough in the finished product to give it a go,” said Frank Cicha, SVP, programming, Fox Television Stations.
The companies collaborating on the show are the New York Post, whose Page Six gossip page is providing the framework for the show, plus some personnel for on-air and behind-the-scenes contributions; Endemol Shine North America, which will act as lead producer on the show; and the Fox Television Stations group.