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Posted Friday 1/11/19 at 1:19PM EST
The Weather Channel's new owner orders The World’s Funniest Weather
Bryon Allen's Entertainment Studios, which took control of The Weather Channel last year, has ordered a weekly half-hour syndicated TV comedy series featuring funny weather-related clips. It's not clear if The World’s Funniest Weather will ever air on The Weather Channel.
Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 9:32PM EST
Wendy Williams' talk show return delayed by one week
Source: Page Six
The Wendy Williams Show host has been on hiatus since just before Christmas, when she was suffering from an upper-arm injury. Williams was scheduled to return next week. But she's now expected to be back on Monday, Jan. 21.
Posted Thursday 12/20/18 at 3:02PM EST
Comedy Central acquires Parks and Recreation reruns
Amy Poehler and her Parks and Rec castmates will make their debut on Comedy Central with an all-day marathon on Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 4:04PM EST
Facebook Watch adds Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly
Source: The Verge
The Joss Whedon favorites will be free to watch for everybody. In fact, Facebook will host online watch parties starting this evening for Buffy. Angel will have a watch party on Saturday, followed by Firefly on Sunday.
Posted Monday 11/26/18 at 11:25AM EST
Jerry Springer's Judge Jerry court show announced for fall 2019
The news that Springer is headed back to daytime television comes six months after The Jerry Springer Show was canceled after a 27-year run. Springer is expected to return to many of the same stations that hosted his syndicated show. NBCUniversal has sold Judge Jerry to stations covering 75% of U.S. TV households. "For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable," said Springer, who earned his J.D. degree from Northwestern University and previously worked as a lawyer. "My career is coming full circle, and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years." NBCUniversal said Judge Jerry will be a traditional court show, in which Springer will “render a verdict with a fair yet firm hand and always leave litigants with a dose of classic Springer wisdom.” New York Post first reported plans for Judge Jerry last month. Variety said the new show is "an effort to NBCUniversal to capitalize on Springer’s popularity in a new format that may not be as much of a turn-off to major advertisers."
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 1:37PM EST
Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune renewed through 2023
The renewal of the syndicated game show juggernauts comes one week after Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak and Vanna White extended their contracts through 2022. Variety reports the renewal came after ABC-owned TV stations were forced to shell out more money after Fox Television Stations group mounted a huge rival offer.
Posted Thursday 11/01/18 at 5:24PM EDT
Hulu locks down more Fox animated comedies, including Family Guy and Bob's Burgers
The streaming service, which today added all 13 seasons of King of the Hill to its lineup, has locked down all post-broadcast streaming rights to Family Guy and Bob's Burgers and American Dad!, as well as past series Futurama and The Cleveland Show.
Posted Monday 9/17/18 at 4:43PM EDT
TV Land picks up The Goldbergs
The ABC comedy's first five seasons will hit the cable network on Sunday.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 4:01PM EDT
CBS puts 18 old Murphy Brown episodes on CBS All Access in advance of the revival's premiere
The original Murphy Brown has been previously unavailable on streaming services because rerun rights are too costly, in part due to the show's expensive taste in music. Murphy Brown reruns are, however, still available on Antenna TV.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Fresh Off the Boat becomes the first Asian-American sitcom to reach syndication
Source: TV Insider
The ABC comedy will make its UPtv debut with a Labor Day marathon.
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
Kelly Clarkson: Daytime talk show host?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Voice coach and former American Idol winner is taping a syndicated daytime talk show pilot that for a potential fall 2019 debut. Clarkson recently signed a talent deal with NBCUniversal Television Distribution.
Posted Saturday 7/28/18 at 10:38PM EDT
Reruns of Marvel's Runaways are coming to Freeform
The cable network has picked up repeats of the Hulu teen superhero series. Runaways begins airing on Freeform in August.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
BoJack Horseman reruns are headed to Comedy Central in the first syndication deal for a Netflix series
The first episode of the hit animated comedy will debut on Comedy Central on Sept. 26, following the Season 22 premiere of South Park.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
The Jerry Springer Show's future is in limbo
Jerry Springer's long-running TV show, which premiered in 1991, has ceased production and will only air pre-taped episodes when it moves to The CW this fall. Unless The CW orders new episodes, the Springer show is done filming.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Schitt's Creek is headed to broadcast syndication
The Pop series was renewed in March for a fifth season.