Television stations have 10 new syndicated shows to choose from for their fall 2011 slate, the most since 11 shows were offered in 2002, but the hitch is that most of the new shows have aired somewhere else,B&C reports.
"Of the 10 shows on offer this fall, only two are original: CBS Television Distribution’s "Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" and Sony’s "Nate Berkus", a spinoff of CTD’s ‘Oprah’, " writes Paige Albiniak. The shows are coming to the syndication market with an edge, given that they both feature well-known hosts, given that Nancy Grace is a cable-news staple and Berkus is frequently on "Oprah." The other shows also have something to offer: a proven track record. "Don’t Forget the Lyrics!", for example, is coming to syndication after the game show aired on Fox.