New Syndicated Dating Show Gains Momentum

Jan 20, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A new syndicated dating show from CBS Television Distribution has been sold to more than half the country, reports B&C.

Joe DiSalvo, CTD’s president of sales, said the program, “Excused,” is “a fresh take on a dating show that will mine the comedy that traditionally comes with relationships. Stations saw this strip as an opportunity to counterprogram and give viewers an alternative to off-network sitcoms."

Fox’s WWOR-TV, New York; CBS’s KCAL-TV, Los Angeles; and Weigel’s WCIU-TV, Chicago, have all picked up the series, as have the Sinclair, Sunbeam, Local TV, Cox, Meredith, Tribune, Post-Newsweek, New Age, Titan, Griffin and Sun station groups.

Following "Anderson" from Warner Bros. and "Jeremy Kyle" from Debmar-Mercury, "Excused" in the third first-run show to be sold for fall.

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