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[01/28/09 - 02:21 PM]
Marie Sold for Fall 2009
The series will launch this fall on stations covering 70% of the country, including WNBC New York and KTLA Los Angeles.

[via press release from Program Partners]

"MARIE" SOLD FOR FALL 2009

Program Partners Clears Marie Osmond's Talk Show in New York, Los Angeles and 70% of the U.S.

LAS VEGAS, NATPE � January 28, 2009 � Program Partners today announced major market clearances for the new Marie Osmond talk show, Marie. The daily one hour talk series will launch as a syndication strip for fall 2009 and has been cleared in 70% of the U.S including WNBC New York and KTLA Los Angeles.

"Marie's popularity among viewers is off the charts, making her an ideal choice for stations," said Ritch Colbert of Program Partners. "During these difficult times, audiences will gravitate toward a familiar, authentic voice that inspires joy, laughter and, above all, hope. The timing couldn't be more perfect for Marie."

Affiliates are stations from the NBC O&O, Tribune, Belo, CBS O&O, Cox, CW 100+, Gray, Lin, Local TV, Meredith, Newport, Post-Newsweek, Raycom, Sinclair, Schurz and Weigel, groups and include Dallas (KDAF), San Francisco (KTVU/KICU), Phoenix (KAZT), Tampa (WTOG), Seattle (KIRO), Miami (WTVJ), Cleveland (WOIO/WUAB), Denver (KDVR), Orlando (WFTV/WRDQ), Sacramento (KOVR/KMAX), St. Louis (KMOV), Portland (KPTV/KPDX), Charlotte (WCNC), Indianapolis (WISH/WNDY), Nashville (WSMV), Hartford (WTNH/WCTX), Kansas City (WDAF), Columbus (WWHO), Salt Lake City (KTVX/KUCW), Cincinnati (WKRC/EKRC), Milwaukee (WDJT/WLMW), West Palm (WFLX), Grand Rapids (WOOD/WOTV/WXSP), Harrisburg (WPMT), Las Vegas (KVCW/KVMY), Norfolk (WAVY/WVBT), Albuquerque (KRQE/KASA), Oklahoma City (KSBI), Jacksonville (WJXT), Austin (KXAN/KNVA), Buffalo (WIVB/WNLO), Providence (WPRI/WNAC), New Orleans (WVUE), Little Rock (KLRT/KASN), Mobile (WALA/WBPG), Tulsa (KOKI/KMYT), Ft. Myers (WINK/WXCW), Wichita (KSAS/KMTW), Toledo (WMNT), Springfield (KSPR), Champaign (WRSP), South Bend (WNDU), and Jackson (WDBD) among others.

"Marie will truly reflect my personality," said Osmond "optimistic, humorous, adaptable, inquisitive, concerned and rarely predictable. It feels like the right time, the right partners and everyone involved. I've had the great fortune of meeting hundreds of thousands of women around the world throughout my career. I've listened to them, learned from them and laughed with them. I feel identify strongly with me through our shared experiences: working, raising kids, active in our communities, as well as the headaches, the heartbreaks, and the hilarious moments that are a part of making the best of this life we've been given."

Marie is now performing five shows a week to sold-out audiences, sharing the Flamingo Showroom stage in Las Vegas, with her brother Donny. Even in current tough economic times, their successful show has been extended through 2010, a testament to four amazing decades in entertaining.

New American Library is, currently publishing Marie's new book Might As Well Laugh About it Now, the highly anticipated second book for this New York Times bestselling author, with a release date of April 7, 2009.

In the past year, Marie has hosted Miss USA 2008 and America's Favorite Mom on NBC, performed worldwide in the Osmond's 50th Anniversary Tour, acted as spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, launched an extensive NutriSystem campaign, and has appeared almost nightly on ET, Access Hollywood, Extra, The Insider, The Tonight Show, Larry King and more.

In 2007, Marie Osmond danced her way into the hearts of millions on the hit television show Dancing with the Stars, and the Osmond family's November appearance on Oprah was the #1-rated episode of the season. A proven force in television, audiences first fell in love with Marie on the legendary ABC television variety program, The Donny & Marie Show and tuned-in to the popular daytime entertainment/talk show Donny & Marie, which earned Emmy nominations in 1999 and 2000.

In addition to being an international celebrity, Marie is also a savvy businesswoman. In 1991, she launched the "Marie Osmond Fine Porcelain Collector Dolls" line on QVC and at Disney theme parks. It has become QVC's top selling doll line, was nominated for Trendsetter of the Year in the collectibles industry and has moved into the retail and direct response markets. Marie recently was honored with QVC's highest recognition, the coveted Q-Star Award, as well as being the first recipient of the collectible industry's highest honor, the "Crystal" award. Recently, Marie has expanded her business activities to include her own fabric designs (Quilting Treasures) along with a wide range of products for the home crafting, including a Marie Osmond Janome Sewing Machine.

Marie is also the co-founder of one of the largest children's charity in the world, Children's Miracle Network. For the past 26 years over $3.4 billion dollars has been raised to provided state-of the art health care to children at over 170 Children's Hospitals in North America, the UK and Australia.

Marie's highly successful career has involved her in every medium of entertainment. She is not only a multi-million unit recording artist with number one records and Grammy nominations, she's also a Broadway star, New York Times bestselling author and established entrepreneur

Most significant to Marie is that she's a proud mother of eight children, who she considers to be her greatest lifelong achievement.

An international icon, Marie is as comfortable talking with high-profile celebrities as she is with homemakers, as happy to be getting advice from another single mom as she is to speak with the expert on any issue - always connecting with real women with real lives.

Marie is packaged by the William Morris Agency.

About Program Partners, Inc.

Program Partners, Inc. is an innovative television company that collaborates with networks, sponsors and audiences on original programming. Led by a core group of entertainment executives, including founders Ritch Colbert and Josh Raphaelson, Program Partners provides distinctive programs with high production values, while fostering new creative alliances with advertisers, broadcasters and global co-production entities. For more info about Program Partners, Inc., visit www.programpartners.com.





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