"THE INSIDER" CELEBRATES 2,000 EPISODES ON MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
Studio City, CA (May 21, 2012) - CBS Television Distribution's The Insider, a nationally syndicated entertainment newsmagazine reporting on celebrity news and world events from a unique in-depth perspective, will celebrate its 2,000 episode on Monday, May 21.
The Insider, which first aired on September 13, 2004, as a spinoff of its sister show Entertainment Tonight, premiered as the highest-rated debut of any newsmagazine in syndication since 1996.
"Since the premiere, The Insider has delivered stories with a signature point of view that makes it distinctive in the genre," said John Nogawski, President of CBS Television Distribution. "We are very pleased to congratulate everyone at The Insider on reaching 2,000 episodes."
"I am so proud of my entire team at The Insider on reaching this significant milestone. Due to the remarkable chemistry and dedication of the talent and producers, this show has grown into a newsmagazine unlike any other on television," said Linda Bell Blue, Executive Producer of The Insider and Entertainment Tonight.
"The Insider continues to deliver captivating coverage of celebrity stories and pop culture headlines in a way that resonates with the viewers," said DJ Petroro, Co-Executive Producer of The Insider.
The Insider is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution in Studio City, CA. Linda Bell Blue is Executive Producer. DJ Petroro is Co-Executive Producer. Kevin Frazier and Brooke Anderson co-host.
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 13 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight and its sister show The Insider; the #2 newsmagazine Inside Edition; court shows Judge Joe Brown and Swift Justice With Jackie Glass; reality dating show Excused; the upcoming talk show The Jeff Probst Show; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.