"CRAZY TALK" TO PREMIERE IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Executive Producer Paul Faulhaber will be joined by Consulting Executive Producer Harley Tat and Director Joe Perota
New York, NY - June 15, 2015 - NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold Crazy Talk in 99% of the country for its debut in national syndication on Monday, September 14; it was announced today by Ed Swindler, President NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations.
Crazy Talk, hosted by Tanisha Thomas and Ben Aaron, will be directed by Joe Perota (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Last Call with Carson Daly, The BET Awards) with Harley Tat (NFL Monday Night Football, Whacked Out Videos, Blind Date) serving as Consulting Executive Producer and Paul Starke (The Chew, The Tyra Banks Show) as Senior Supervising Producer.
"I am beyond excited that Crazy Talk has had such a great response from our station partners across the country," said Paul Faulhaber, Executive Producer. "We have assembled a very talented production team who bring years of experience in comedy television, as well as their unique and creative points of view. With this team in place, combined with the sharp, organic wit of Ben and Tanisha, Crazy Talk is the comedic recipe that syndication has been craving."
The vast majority of the stations will air Crazy Talk in a back-to-back pattern including WWOR-TV New York, KCOP-TV Los Angeles and WPWR-TV Chicago, where the show will air in early fringe. As previously announced, the new daily comedic half-hour show has been sold to stations from groups including Fox, Sinclair, Hearst, Cox, Meredith, Sunbeam, Tribune, Raycom, Media General and CW Plus.
About Crazy Talk:
Crazy Talk is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud comedic show which raises an eyebrow on the most outlandish and sometimes bizarre moments across the rapidly growing reality television landscape. Hosts Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club, Girlfriend Intervention) and Ben Aaron (New York Live) will inject their raw and hilarious banter into the absurd, ridiculous, and most watched TV clips that viewers can't resist watching. The show will welcome back some of the stand-out guests featured in these memorable clips to provide the inside scoop behind their crazy moments. Aaron will also venture outside the studio, roaming the city, to bring viewers his signature "Man on the Street" segments. Crazy Talk is taped at the Stamford Media Center on a newly designed state of the art set, allowing the hosts to spontaneously interact with the studio audience. The show is produced and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. Paul Faulhaber serves as the show's Executive Producer.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood Live, Steve Harvey, Maury, The Jerry Springer Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Steve Wilkos Show and Crazy Talk, debuting on Sept. 14th, 2015. In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series On the Money and Open House. Current off-network programming includes Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Office.