BET Acquires Package Of ’90s Warner Bros Series, Including ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel Air’

By | Wednesday March 20, 2013 @ 5:00am PDT
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BET Networks has licensed a package of popular 1990s comedy series in an off-net deal with Warner Bros Domestic TV Distribution. It includes The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, Family Matters, Martin, The Jamie Foxx ShowRead More »

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‘TMZ Live’ Expanding To 17 Fox-Owned Stations In 2013

By | Thursday December 13, 2012 @ 12:16pm PST

The one-hour daily entertainment news program that brings viewers inside the TMZ newsroom will expand from seven to 17 Fox-owned stations beginning in Fall 2013, Warners Bros Domestic Television Distribution and Fox Television Stations said … Read More »

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Anderson Cooper’s Daytime Syndicated Talk Show Cancelled After Two Seasons

Nellie Andreeva

Anderson Live CancelledAs one new player enters the daytime syndication marketplace for next fall — Sony Pictures TV’s The Queen Latifah Show — another one is departing. Warner Bros Domestic TV started informing the stations this morning that the company won’t seek renewal for a third season of Anderson Live. The talk show of CNN host Anderson Cooper, which will wrap production in the spring, never found traction with viewers. The producers tried a revamp after Season 1 with a new venue, new title and all-live format, but that didn’t make a difference. Facing challenging economics, producer Telepictures opted to pull the plug. The daytime marketplace has not been welcoming to newcomers, with no talk show launched in the past couple of years breaking out. Coincidentally, the news of the demise of Cooper’s daytime talk show came during a hurricane, one of the signature events he is known for covering at CNN. Here are statements from WBTVD and Cooper: Read More »

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Solid Ratings Start For ‘Bethenny’ In Test

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Warner Bros’ daytime syndication hopeful Bethenny, starring reality star Bethenny Frankel, got off to an encouraging start for its six-week test run on Fox stations in six markets. In its first airing yesterday, the talk show averaged a 1.5/5 in the overnight metered households, up 36% from its lead-in in the six markets and improving its time periods by 88% vs. last year. In women 25-54, Bethenny was up 67% from its lead-in and 200% vs. last year. So far it has been the highest-rated daytime talker tested on the Fox stations. Not surprisingly, Bethenny performed best in New York, Frankel’s home market, where it scored a 1.9/7 on WNYW, finishing third in the 11 AM hour behind ABC’s The View and CBS’ The Price Is Right. The only market where Bethenny fell from its lead-in was Philadelphia, where it averaged a 1.8/7 in homes, down from Wendy‘s 2.5/9. Read More »

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HBO Pulls ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ And ‘Entourage’ From Station Syndication; Warner Bros Made Calls On Thursday

Both Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage went into syndication this fall on terrestrial broadcast stations for their first season. They were sold to Tribune Co stations as a major launch for the group in late night. But they have performed poorly in … Read More »

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‘TMZ’ Series Renewed For 3 More Years

Nellie Andreeva

Harvey Levin will keep slurping from those oversize drink bottles for 3 more years. Warner Bros.’ TMZ TV strip has been renewed through the 2013-14 season in more than 75% of the country, including the Fox owned-and-operated stations. The … Read More »

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Anderson Cooper’s New Syndication Show Cleared In Top Markets

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(November 29, 2010, Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has sold a new, one-hour daily strip hosted by Anderson Cooper to major market stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston for a

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‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ Renewed In More Than 99% of U.S. For Fall 2011

Ellen_DegeneresBURBANK, 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.

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