Syndie Sales of 'Raising Hope' Hit Milestone TVWeek
Twentieth Television announced today that sales of the hit 20th Century Fox Television series "Raising Hope" reached the milestone of being sold for syndication in more than half the country.
The show "has been sold in over 140 markets, increasing its clearances to 55% of the country. Set to debut in syndication in 2014, 'Raising Hope' is sold in top 10 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, San Francisco and Atlanta," the company said.
Among the stations set to air the syndication run of the program are CBS Station Group’s WLNY (New York), KCAL (Los Angeles), KTXA (Dallas), WSBK (Boston), KBCW (San Francisco), KSTW (Seattle), WTOG (Tampa), KMAX (Sacramento); Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU (Chicago), WCWW (South Bend); Gannett Broadcasting’s WATL (Atlanta); Sinclair’s WUCW (Minneapolis), WVTV / WCGV (Milwaukee); Meredith’s KPTV / KPDX (Portland) Local TV’s WDAF (Kansas City), Adell Broadcasting’s WADL (Detroit); London Media Group’s KAZT (Phoenix); Lockwood Broadcasting’s WKNX (Knoxville), WHDF (Huntsville) and The CW 100+ Station Group.
Said Paul Franklin, Twentieth's executive VP and general manager of broadcast sales: “‘Raising Hope’ has clearly hit its stride. With an exceptional cast and hilarious writing, the critically acclaimed comedy is well positioned for a strong run in syndication. We are thrilled that, starting next year in syndication, audiences will get to enjoy, and in some cases discover, one of the most enjoyable half-hours of television.”