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Syndicated entertainment magazine Extra, currently in its 19th season, has been renewed by stations, including the NBC Owned Stations, in more than 85% of the country through the 2016-17 season. The series will continue to air on eight NBC-owned stations, including WNBC (New York), KNBC (Los Angeles), WMAQ (Chicago), WCAU (Philadelphia), KXAS (Dallas-Fort Worth), KNTV (San Francisco Bay Area), WTVJ (Miami-Fort Lauderdale) and WVIT (Connecticut). In addition, the series has also been sold to stations including Hearst, Gannett, Belo, Sinclair, CBS, LIN, Meredith, Media General, Post Newsweek among other groups.
David McGuire has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Current Programming, Telepictures Productions. It was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President, Telepictures Productions, to whom McGuire will continue to report.
McGuire will continue to oversee all aspects of Telepictures current programming activities for Telepictures’ slate of shows including “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “TMZ,” “Judge Mathis” and “The People’s Court” and in addition, “Let’s Ask America,” a new interactive game show premiering on Scripps stations in Fall 2012.
Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.
A relaxed and affable Anderson Cooper effortlessly worked the room this afternoon on the first day of the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour confab at the Beverly Hilton, promoting his forthcoming Telepictures-produced syndie strip Anderson. He addressed the often raised concerns over how production on the talk show would be impacted by his CNN job where, if a big news story breaks anywhere in the world he packs up and goes to cover it sometimes for weeks at a time. Cooper is not concerned that he would leave the producers of Anderson in the lurch. “I covered, over the past year, Egypt, the tsunami in Japan and the tornado in Joplin,” he said. “If I were away someplace, we could have shows (in the can) that we would run or we could actually do live shows from an event I was at. I’m not worried about it. It’s all very doable because I manage my time really well.”
BURBANK, Calif. (July 7, 2010) – After only four months in the marketplace following the announcement earlier this year that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” had been renewed through 2014 on the owned-and-operated stations of the NBC Local Media Division, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) has continued to lock up early fringe renewals throughout the country on ABC, CBS and NBC network-affiliated stations for the Emmy® Award–winning talk show from Telepictures Productions.