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[04/19/12 - 10:53 AM]
Syndicated Dating Strip "Excused" Renewed for a Second Season
The half-hour dating strip airs in the top three markets on WWOR-TV, New York; KCAL-TV, Los Angeles; and WCIU-TV, Chicago.

[10/17/11 - 05:01 AM]
The Return of VH1's Hit Series "Love & Hip Hop" and New Series "Excused" to Premiere Monday, November 14 Starting at 6PM ET/PT on VH1
Plus: Kimberly "Kimbella" Vanderhee and Yandy Smith join the cast of the "Love & Hip Hop" franchise.

[09/08/11 - 09:23 AM]
New Syndicated Dating Series "Excused" Launches Monday, September 12th
Iliza Shlesinger hosts the series, from the producers of former syndication staple "Blind Date."

[04/21/11 - 12:35 PM]
Syndicated Reality Strip "Excused" Begins Production in Los Angeles
Scheduled to debut in September 2011, the strip will air mostly in late fringe and access time periods.

[02/02/11 - 02:25 PM]
USA Network Names Heather Olander Senior Vice President, Alternative Programming
Olander was most recently VP of programming and development for CBS Television Distribution.

[01/26/11 - 12:52 PM]
First-Run Dating Reality Strip "Excused" Now Sold in 46 of the Top 50 Markets
CBS Television Distribution has cleared the new first-run syndicated strip to stations covering 80% of the country.

[01/19/11 - 12:40 PM]
New First-Run Dating Reality Strip "Excused" Sold in More Than 50% of the Country
Iliza Shlesinger hosts the series, from the producers of "Blind Date."

[11/09/10 - 06:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 9
Updates include: Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley to star in TNT pilot; HBO passes on "The Miraculous Year"; and Catherine Bell to star in Lifetime's "Close Quarters."







EXCUSED (SYNDICATION)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/12/11 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
syndicated
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS Television Distribution's press release, April 2012) CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has renewed the first-run syndicated strip EXCUSED for a second season, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales for CTD. "When EXCUSED premiered last fall, it marked the return of the dating genre to syndication," DiSalvo said. "Stations have found it to be a great alternative to off-network sitcoms in their late fringe and access time periods." The half-hour dating strip airs in the top three markets on WWOR-TV, New York (Fox); KCAL-TV, Los Angeles (CBS); and WCIU-TV, Chicago (Weigel). Hosted by Iliza Shlesinger, the first female and youngest winner of "Last Comic Standing," EXCUSED debuted on September 12, 2011. Each episode follows a new group of men competing for the affections of two women (or vice versa). Based on first impressions, profiles and intimate dates, Shlesinger guides the pair of women as they systematically eliminate the group of men down to one. The final man standing then has the opportunity to select the woman he wants to date. Ultimately, one final couple has the chance for love.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Iliza Shlesinger as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Garfinkle as EP
· Jay Renfroe as EP
GENRE(S):
· strip (dating)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Distribution
· Renegade 83 Entertainment