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New in First-Run Syndication 2012 Update

January 27, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 0 Comments

Now that NATPE 2012 in Miami Beach is a wrap, here is an update on the available new first-run programming for this year.  News at the conference was the six-week summer test for a new talk show hosted by Bethenny Frankel from Warner Bros. on the Fox-Owned stations, and two half-hour sitcoms from Entertainment Studios.

Katie Couric (Disney-ABC) – clearance level at 93 percent
Bethenny Frankel (Warner Bros.) – cleared on the Fox-Owned stations; six-week summer tryout
Trisha Goddard (NBCUniversal) – no update at NATPE
Steve Harvey (NBCUniversal) – clearance level at 85 percent
Ricki Lake (Twentieth Television) – clearance level at 93 percent
Jeff Probst (CBS Television Distribution) – cleared in 24 of the top 25 markets

Justice for All with Cristina Perez (Entertainment Studios) – no update at NATPE

Baggage (Sony Pictures Television) – reported clearances at 70 percent of the country; no update at NATPE

America Now (Raycom) – current slow roll-out
Dish Nation (Twentieth Television) – clearance level at 70 percent
The Electric Playground (PPI Releasing) – upgraded from weekly hour to half-hour strip
RightThisMinute (Sony Pictures Television) – current slow rollout

The First Family (Entertainment Studios): 104 half-hour episodes ordered
Mr. Box Office (Entertainment Studios): 104 half-hour episodes ordered


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