In Depth

‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Gets Weekday Syndie Slot

Daytime broadcast syndication is getting more people falling down and shots to the groin next season as Disney-ABC Domestic Television is selling “America’s Funniest Home Videos” as an hourlong Monday-through-Friday strip.

Currently cleared in 85% of the U.S., and sold to the Fox Television Stations in the country’s largest markets, Disney-ABC is offering the episodes hosted by Tom Bergeron, who took the job in 2001.

This syndication iteration of “Videos” is being sold as a two-year deal, with an advertising barter setup.

The show currently airs in cable syndication on ABC Family.

It isn’t the first time “Videos” has hit broadcast syndication, as MTM sold the series between 1995 and 1998, and Twentieth Television sold it for another three years, between 1998 and 2001.

MTM and Twentieth sold the Bob Saget-hosted half-hour version of the program.

Vin Di Bona, the show’s executive producer, said every time the show enters syndication with a new host, it’s like presenting a new show to audiences.

He said he’s confident the show will do well with kids during weekday syndication, while strengthening family viewing when the show airs in broadcast on Sundays on ABC.

Next season will be the 20th for “Videos,” which is produced by ABC and Vin Di Bona Productions.