The Fox TV stations have agreed to give a limited run to a new syndicated talk show from CBS TV Distribution.
“Per Fox stations’ limited run model, ‘Breakthrough With Dr. Steve Perry’ will air for two weeks, beginning Jan. 7, 2019, at various times in eight markets, including WNYW (New York) and KTTV (Los Angeles),” reports our friend Nellie Andreeva on the Deadline website.
Next fall, she notes, “is shaping up to be one of the most competitive fields for new syndicated daytime talk shows in years.”
To prove her point Andreeva adds, “The Fox stations are subject of attention as the station group did [not] commit to a permanent replacement for canceled talk show ‘Harry’ this season and has a potential opening for next fall. Elsewhere, the NBC stations have picked up a Kelly Clarkson talk show for fall 2019, ABC stations have a new Tamron Hall talker, while the Tribune stations committed to a Mel Robbins talk show. There is a RuPaul talk show project targeted for next fall that is yet to find a home.”
Notes Variety in its story, “Breakthrough With Dr. Steve Perry” will receive a test run of eight hour-long episodes. Perry will offer guests his advice on problematic relationships, life crises and everything in between.
Besides New York and L.A., Variety says the Perry talker will be tested on these Fox stations: KTXH in Houston, WAGA in Atlanta, KUTP in Phoenix, WJBK in Detroit, WOFL in Orlando and WJZY in Charlotte.