Twentieth Television announced today that it has added clearances for its new daily TV series “Page Six TV,” from the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America. Based on the New York Post’s Page Six gossip column and website, the show is being readied for a fall 2017 launch.
The program, which had a successful three-week preview last summer, is the first new syndicated program to garner an official launch for Fall 2017.
The show has been sold in more than 150 markets — including nine of the top 10 — bringing its clearances to more than 60% of the country, the announcement notes. It is set to roll out across Sinclair, Meredith, Scripps, Mission and CW 100+ stations, joining its previously announced launch on the Fox Television stations in 17 markets, including New York and Los Angeles.
“True to the Page Six signature style, the show’s contributors and insiders deliver in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics,” Twentieth said in its announcement. “The half-hour show [will] cover today’s biggest personalities including high-flying real estate moguls, the hottest sports stars, larger-than-life politicians, as well as break celebrity gossip and entertainment news.”
Ken Lawson, senior VP and general sales manager, Broadcast Sales, for Twentieth Television, commented on the show in the announcement, saying: “‘Page Six TV’ offers local stations a fresh and groundbreaking program for their access time periods — an area within the syndication marketplace that has been void of new program offerings for many years. We are thrilled that stations across the country are following the lead of the Fox Television Stations in showcasing the program across their high-profile evening time slots.”
“Page Six TV’s” summer preview was hosted by John Fugelsang (Sirius XM Radio/VH1) and the show’s contributing experts and insiders included Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Variety entertainment reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, Mario Cantone (“The View,” “Sex and the City”), and New York Post Page Six reporter Carlos Greer. Page Six Editor Emily Smith and Deputy Editor Ian Mohr provided updates and insights, along with exclusive first looks into the latest breaking stories from the newsroom.
Kay O’Connell (“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”) and Matt Strauss (“The View”) served as executive producers, alongside New York Post CEO and Publisher Jesse Angelo and Endemol Shine North America’s Rob Smith and Michael Weinberg.