THE CW NETWORK ADDS "THE BILL CUNNINGHAM SHOW" TO FALL 2012 AFTERNOON LINEUP
Tribune Broadcasting's Daytime Talk Renewed for Season Two
February 10, 2012 (Burbank, CA & New York, NY) -- 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.
"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
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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.
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TRIBUNE is one of the country's leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago's WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience.