Tribune Broadcasting Partners with ITV Studios America to Launch “The Bill Cunningham Show” in Fall 2011
Tribune Broadcasting today announced a production partnership with ITV STUDIOS AMERICA to produce “The Bill Cunningham Show” which will air on Tribune stations nationwide, including PIX11/New York, KTLA/Los Angeles and WGN/Chicago beginning in Fall 2011.
The 60-minute program hosted by Bill Cunningham, an attorney and nationally syndicated talk radio host, will air Monday through Friday in daytime beginning September. The talk format will be topically driven, featuring a broad array of thought-provoking subjects. ITV STUDIOS AMERICA will produce “The Bill Cunningham Show” with a live studio audience at NEP Penn Studios in Manhattan.
Kim Brechka has been named Executive Producer of “The Bill Cunningham Show.” Brechka previously served as Co-Executive Producer of “The Montel Williams Show” and has a long career history in the daytime talk format.
“As an attorney, highly rated radio host and family man, Bill brings a unique perspective to the everyday problems viewers around the country are facing,” said Sean Compton, President of Programming and Entertainment for Tribune Broadcasting. “The Bill Cunningham Show” is an opportunity for Tribune to get back into original programming production and will be a strong complement to the successful daytime talk programs currently airing on Tribune stations.”
“Tribune Broadcasting is an ideal partner for ITV Studios America in this venture, with a long history of quality talk programming and a strong station line up,” ITV Studios America CEO Paul Buccieri added. “Bill is an insightful and popular personality and we look forward to introducing him to a bigger and broader audience.”
For additional information please visit: www.thebillcunninghamshow.com
About ITV Studios America:
ITV STUDIOS, America the U.S. based production entity of ITV STUDIOS in the U.K. is one of the largest international producers for the U.S. market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for US networks. ITV STUDIOS is a world leader in television production and distribution, with international production centers in the UK, Germany and Australia as well as America and programs distributed to over 155 territories worldwide. ITV STUDIOS AMERICA has a slate of formats in production with major networks and syndicators, including Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, First 48, After the First 48, Steven Seagal -Lawman, Four Weddings, America Now and The Jeremy Kyle Show.