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NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution Has Renewed "The Martha Stewart Show" for Fourth Season in More Than 85% of U.S.
The syndicated talk show was previously a go in more than 60% of the country.

[via press release from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution]



Show Sold To Leading Broadcasters Including NBC Local Media, Gannett, Fox, Belo, Fisher, Hearst, Allbritton, Scripps and More

New York, NY, January 23, 2008�NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has renewed "The Martha Stewart Show" in more than 85% of the country for its fourth season in national syndication, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

"The Martha Stewart Show," which is currently in its third season in national syndication, has been sold to the NBC Local Media stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, and San Diego for the 2008-2009 season, as well as to stations from Fox, Belo, Fisher, Scripps, Hearst, Allbritton, LIN, Young, Raycom, Clear Channel and other leading broadcast station groups for its fourth season.

"The Martha Stewart Show," a daily "how-to" series anchored by segments that entertain, inform and inspire, continues to deliver one of the most loyal, engaged audiences embraced by advertisers in all of national syndication. Shot in front of a studio audience, the hour-long program's format allows audience members, home viewers and special guests to participate and interact with host Martha Stewart.

"The Martha Stewart Show" sheds new light on subjects including cooking and entertaining, decorating, crafting, gardening, and home renovation and provides a forum for Martha Stewart's sense of humor, love of fun and desire to teach. Martha Stewart and Mark Burnett are executive producers. Bernie Young is co-executive producer.

The Emmy-winning series is produced by MSLO Productions, Inc. in association with Mark Burnett Productions and is distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution to more than 95% of the country.

About Mark Burnett Productions

Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company in content for both primetime television and the internet. MBP revolutionized television with hits such as Survivor (CBS), The Apprentice (NBC), The Contender (ESPN), Rock Star: INXS (CBS), the Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks Television co-production On The Lot (FOX), and the new smash hit Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (FOX). In the summer of 2007, MBP entered the world of Award Shows, when Mark Burnett served as executive producer for the 2007 MTV Movie Awards. MBP also partnered with AOL in 2006 on the highly successful interactive adventure Gold Rush, the first-ever unscripted project to be produced exclusively for the internet. In addition, MBP has established a scripted division and is developing comedies and dramas for television as well as feature films. MBP successfully reintroduced product placement as an integral part of each of its shows. And since 2001, MBP has garnered a total of 46 Emmy nominations. In 2007, Mark Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. On the horizon are a few new MBP shows that have been ordered; Amnesia (NBC), My Dad is Better than Your Dad (NBC) and Jingles (CBS).

About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses four magazines, including the company's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues and books. The marthastewart.com website provides consumers with instant access to MSLO's multimedia library, search and find capabilities, and more. The Broadcasting division produces the Emmy- winning daily, national syndicated program, "The Martha Stewart Show" and Martha Stewart Living Radio, channel 112 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers beautiful, practical and superior quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies. For additional information, visit www.marthastewart.com.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, Deal or No Deal, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health, Lyons and Bailes Reel Talk and the off-network distribution of Heroes, The Office, House, Monk, the Law & Order series and much more.

  [january 2008]  


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