This fall is shaping up as a boom period for the television syndication business, with the most national debuts on tap in seven years, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. Among the high-profile projects are talk shows starring Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall along with a Jerry Springer court show.
With six new daytime strips slated to launch in fall 2019, the first-run syndication market is poised to bring an end to what has been a relatively lean period.
“Syndication is as robust as it’s been since the post-Oprah rush of 2012,” THR reports.
The report adds: “Talker ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ and Springer’s court show ‘Judge Jerry,’ both distributed by NBCUniversal, are cleared in 99 percent of U.S. markets. Hall’s Disney-distributed talk show also has a big national footprint, as does 20th TV’s game show ’25 Words or Less,’ hosted by Meredith Vieira. … Sony is launching a talker with best-selling author Mel Robbins that’s cleared in 90 percent of the country, and MGM is adding ‘Personal Injury Court’ to its portfolio of legal shows.”
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