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Aug 19, 2002  •  Post A Comment

KFVE dropping UPN
Los Angeles-UPN’s vacation in Hawaii has ended. KFVE-TV, which aired both UPN and The WB in Honolulu, will drop UPN programming Sept. 2, sources have confirmed. Fox affiliate KHON-TV and CBS affiliate KGMB-TV will pick up some UPN programming. KHON will add “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to its lineup, while KGMB may add “Enterprise” or “The Twilight Zone” to its roster. KFVE’s deal with UPN had been in place since the mid-’90s.
More `Malcolm’ stations
Los Angeles-Twentieth Television’s “Malcolm in the Middle” has continued to pin down key metered markets for its launch into syndication in fall 2004. The series has added KBHK-TV in San Francisco, KCPQ-TV and KTWB-TV in Seattle, WNPA-TV in Pittsburgh, WXIN-TV and WTTV in Indianapolis and WWHO-TV in Columbus, Ohio, to its roster. Including the previously announced clearances on 10 Fox owned-and-operated stations, the series now tallies 40 percent of the country for its off-network debut.
Gralnick to advise CNBC
New York-Network news veteran Jeff Gralnick has agreed to a three-month consultancy at CNBC. He’ll help executive producer David Friend find reporters who could strengthen the business network’s on-air journalism. Mr. Gralnick formed E-splosion Consulting after spending more than 40 years at CBS News, ABC News, NBC News and CNNfn.
Dunn the boss at KYW
New York-Peter Dunn has been appointed VP and general manager of Viacom-owned KYW-TV in Philadelphia. He replaces Marcellus Alexander, who is expected to get a Viacom general managership in another market.