Talk shows in particular seem to be on syndicators’ minds for fall 2011.
So says Kevin Downy at TVNewsCheck: "The first-run broadcast syndication market for fall 2011 is taking shape with a handful of shows emerging as frontrunners in the race to get to air. They include three talk shows — Warner Bros.’ "Anderson Cooper," Sony Pictures Television’s "Lisa Oz" and Tribune’s "Bill Cunningham" — and a dating-reality half hour from CBS Television Distribution, "Excused." Warner Bros. will begin formally pitching "Cooper" to stations as an Oprah replacement within a few weeks."
Of "Cunningham," the article says that the show is in , "the vein of Jerry Springer and Maury. Thanks mostly to Tribune’s own stations, Cunningham is already cleared in 40% of U.S. TV homes. Tribune has yet to name a distributor for the show, but NBCU, which handles Springer and Maury, would be a logical choice."
The story adds, "Independent syndicator Debmar-Mercury is developing three talk shows, including one with comic actor Fran Drescher, which six Fox O&Os will begin testing next month."
The article mentions other syndicators and a slew of other shows, and is an excellent source for what’s coming up in syndication in 2011. Again, to read the entire story, click here.