Tribune Stations Pick Up ‘Wizard’s’

Jan 29, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Tribune Broadcasting’s owned stations, representing 35% of the country and seven of the top 10 markets, have cleared the Disney-ABC Domestic Television weekly series “Wizard’s First Rule” for a fall launch.
The one-hour live-action series, announced today at NATPE, is based on Terry Goodkind’s best-selling epic fantasy book series “The Sword of Truth” and will be produced by ABC Studios. Executive producers include Sam Raimi.
“Tribune’s stations are the ideal home for this series and we couldn’t have asked for a better launch partner,” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
“We are delighted to partner with Disney-ABC Domestic Television on this exciting new project and are eager to reunite with the creative forces that brought us so much success with ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’ and ‘Xena: Warrior Princess,’” said Marc Schacher, senior vice president of programming and development, Tribune Broadcasting Co.
Tribune’s stations include WPIX in New York; KTLA in Los Angeles; WGN in Chicago; WPHL in Philadelphia; KDAF in Dallas; WDCW in Washington, D.C.; KHCW in Houston; KCPQ/KMYQ in Seattle; WSFL in Miami–Ft. Lauderdale; KWGN in Denver; KTXL in Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif.; KPLR in St. Louis; KRCW in Portland, Ore.; WTTV/WXIN in Indianapolis; KSWB in San Diego; WTIC/WTXX in Hartford-New Haven, Conn.; WXMI in Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich.; WPMT in Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, Pa.; and WGNO/WNOL in New Orleans.

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