CW Shakes Up Daytime, Will Pull Current Show in Favor of Young-Skewing Talk Show B&C
The CW is shaking things up in daytime, replacing a current show with a talk show that appeals to younger viewers, B&C reports.
"The Bill Cunningham Show," a syndicated talk show from Tribune, will go national in the fall on the CW, which will replace "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers," the story reports.
Cunningham, a syndicated talk radio DJ, has hosted the TV show since September, the story notes. It currently is carried on Tribune's 19 stations, as well as on three other TV stations. By clearing the show on The CW, Tribune doesn't have to look for a distributor to sell the program into each market, the story points out.
Sean Compton, president of programming and Entertainment, said in a statement: "Since the launch of ‘The Bill Cunningham Show’ six months ago, the show has far surpassed expectations and found a strong voice in the daytime talk landscape. ITV Studios and Executive Producer Kim Brechka have produced a very successful first season, and the renewal and expansion of the show to a national platform are a testament to Bill's staying power."