Tribune Broadcasting’s Daytime Talk Renewed for Season Two
The CW and Tribune Broadcasting today announced a distribution partnership for “The Bill Cunningham Show” which The CW Network will add to their weekday afternoon lineup beginning Fall 2012. “The Bill Cunningham Show” will air Monday through Friday, 3:00-4:00 p.m., on The CW Network stations nationwide beginning in September.
The 60-minute program hosted by Bill Cunningham, an attorney and nationally syndicated talk radio host, launched on Tribune Broadcasting stations to great success in Fall 2011. ITV Studios America will continue to produce “The Bill Cunningham Show” with a live studio audience at NEP Penn Studios in Manhattan.
We are very pleased to add “The Bill Cunningham Show” to our weekday afternoon block,” said John Maatta, Chief Operating Officer, The CW. “Bill is a talented host with a fascinating program, and we know he’ll be a terrific asset for The CW and our affiliated stations.”
“Since the launch of The Bill Cunningham Show six months ago, the show has exceeded expectations and found a strong voice in the daytime talk landscape. ITV Studios and Executive Producer Kim Brechka have produced a very successful first season, and the renewal and expansion of the show to a national platform are a testament to Bill’s staying power,” said Sean Compton, President of Programming and Entertainment, Tribune Broadcasting.
“Through our strong partnership with The CW Network, we are confident we will build a long-term, successful franchise,” said Nils Larsen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tribune Broadcasting.
“We are delighted with the show’s success, and Bill and the production team have done an outstanding job,” said Paul Buccieri, Managing Director of ITV Studios International and President and CEO of ITV Studios America. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Tribune.”
“I am humbled and quietly proud to drive the daytime talk format into the 2012/2013 television season. This ride will be very exciting for each of my valued viewers and I look forward to reaching them on a national stage,” said Bill Cunningham.
For additional information please visit: www.thebillcunninghamshow.com
ABOUT THE CW
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, particularly women, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning animation block.
ABOUT ITV STUDIOS AMERICA
ITV Studios America, the US based production entity of ITV Studios in the UK is one of the largest international producers for the US market and major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for US networks. 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, Fat Chef, My Ride Rules, On the Fly, The Bill Cunningham Show, America Now and The Jeremy Kyle Show.