‘The Insider’ To End Its Syndication Run

CBS Television Distribution’s entertainment magazine will call it quits after the end of its 13th season.

CBS Television Distribution’s The Insider will end its run at the conclusion of the current syndication season next September, sources said Tuesday.

The news broke after the show’s staff had been informed internally that the entertainment-news magazine show — which premiered in September 2004 — would be coming to an end. The current season is the show’s 13th.

Officials at CTD had no comment on the story.

With its upcoming cancellation, The Insider becomes the first of syndication’s longest-running shows (10 seasons or more) in a number of years to reach the end of its run in a marketplace that has been clogged with decades-old first-run shows occupying some of local television’s best time periods.

The Insider in particular has long been a prime-access staple, paired with its even longer-running CTD stablemate Entertainment Tonight.

In the most recent syndicated ratings, http://tvnewscheck.com/article/101329/solid-week-for-syndie-game-showsThe Insider ranked sixth out of eight entertainment news magazine shows with a national household rating of 1.2.

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Evan Ortynsky says:

February 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm

good riddance to bad rubbish… HATE these paparazzi shows!!

    John Livingston says:

    February 9, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    The Insider wasn’t a paparazzi show I don’t consider actors & actresses talking about there movies or TV show projects to be a paparazzi show. ET, Access Hollywood, Extra etc aren’t paparazzi shows TMZ is only really paparazzi show but I consider it more mocking Hollywood than anything else. You just don’t like Entertainment Newsmag type shows.

Andrea Rader says:

February 8, 2017 at 12:20 am

What will fill the time slot for those stations that pair it with ET?

    John Livingston says:

    February 10, 2017 at 12:03 am

    TV station groups may go with a local newscast at 7PM and put ET at 7:30PM, maybe take the new Page Six TV this fall or another entertainment newsmags. One of lower type show like The List that are in less than 50% of the country Bold that TENGA has signed on with MGM for fall. Which I’m 75 to 80% that WZZM will put Bold in 7PM or 7:30PM timeslot either keep ET at 7PM which it has been there for decades or they move it to 7:30PM. That is all I can think of for the answer.

John Livingston says:

February 10, 2017 at 12:10 am

Not surprise that one of the entertainment newsmags got cancelled although I thought that it would have been Dish Nation surprise that got renewed for 2 more years by FOX which I thought they would cancelled it since they put Page Six TV for Nationwide launch this fall. I’m pretty sure that WZZM is going to put Bold in The Insider timeslot at least in 7PM or 7:30PM timeslot just my opinion as there TENGA own station that made a deal with MGM for Bold. Or maybe try and get one of the entertainment newsmags from Nexstar as they own the most from newsmags although I know a lot of that is contract base so I don’t know if any of them are up for grabs.

    John Livingston says:

    February 10, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Oops forgot add that Nexstar got that mainly from LIN/Media General days.


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