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Chuck Lorre Sitcom Selling Fast, Hits 92% of U.S. in Two Months

Sep 14, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The latest comedy from the man behind successful syndicated launches for “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly” is “Mom,” which is now sold in 92% of the U.S. for next fall, TVNewsCheck reports.

The Chuck Lorre sitcom, which stars Allison Janney and Anna Faris, is set to launch its fourth season on CBS Oct. 27.

The Tribune stations have signed on for the show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, along with stations owned by Nexstar, Media General, Tegna, Meredith, Hearst, Raycom, CBS, Sunbeam Television Corp., Northwest, Weigel, Scripps, Marshall, Cowles, Bonten, News Press, Entravision, Bahakel, Quincy, Mission and others, the story reports.

WBDTD President Ken Werner noted that Lorre’s track record in syndication has pushed the sale of “Mom.”

“Stations across the country moved quickly to secure the off-net rights to ‘Mom,'” he said. “In two short months, we have reached 92% clearance. Stations responded with enthusiasm to Chuck Lorre’s track record of success, the lack of multi-cam sitcoms in the pipeline and the quality of this proven performer in first-run and repeats.”

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