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New Daytime Show Reaches Distribution Milestone, Names Exec Producer TVWeek

An upcoming daytime talk show has picked its executive producer, just as the show reached a distribution milestone. NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution announced today that Rich Sirop was named executive producer of “The Meredith Vieira Show.”

The show, which debuts in national broadcast syndication this fall, has now been sold in more than 90% of the country. Among the stations recently added are WCVB-TV Boston, KPRC-TV Houston, WXYZ-TV Detroit, KIRO-TV Seattle, WTHR-TV Indianapolis, WSMV-TV Nashville, WKRC-TV Cincinnati, WBRC-TV Birmingham, WJXT-TV Jacksonville and WNEP-TV Scranton, the company announced.

The 10 NBC Owned Television Stations are also among those on board with the new hour show focused on TV veteran meredith Vieira.

Said Sirop: "Meredith connects with an audience like no other. What you see is what you get -- a real person who is honest, smart, transparent and caring. This new show is the perfect platform to showcase all of these attributes, which set her apart from anyone else on TV and make her one of the most relatable and authentic personalities.”

Sirop previously was executive producer and showrunner on the nationally syndicated game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” from 2010-2013.

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