Thirty years after Dick Clark launched TV Bloopers, Dick Clark Prods is bringing the franchise back back with Bloopers, a new weekly syndicated series, which will premiere in the fall of 2012. The program has already been cleared on the Tribune-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington DC, Houston, Seattle, Miami, Sacramento, Portland, Indianapolis, San Diego, Hartford, Harrisburg, Grand Rapids, and New Orleans. Comprised of 120 half-hour episodes over the next three years, Bloopers is intended to play as a back-to-back hour on weekends and will feature new bloopers, hidden camera gags and user-generated videos. It is is distributed domestically by Trifecta Entertainment & Media, the company founded in 2005 by former MGM Television President Hank Cohen. Bloopers originated as TV Bloopers, a series of 7 specials hosted by Dick Clark, which aired on NBC from 1981 to Feb. 1984. It morphed into TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes, a regular series Clark co-hosted with Ed McMahon on NBC from 1984 to 1988. “We started Bloopers in 1981 and are delighted to bring this timeless franchise back to today’s audience,” DCP CEO Mark Shapiro said.
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