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[03/12/07 - 11:11 AM]
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's Upcoming Talk Show with Steve Wilkos Sold in More Than 85% of U.S.
New clearances include stations in Boston, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix and Minneapolis.

[via press release from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution]

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S UPCOMING TALK SHOW WITH STEVE WILKOS SOLD IN MORE THAN 85% OF U.S.

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S UPCOMING TALK SHOW WITH STEVE WILKOS SOLD IN MORE THAN 85% OF U.S.

New Daytime Show Sold To Top Station Groups Including Tribune, Sinclair, Fox, Hearst-Argyle, Gannett and Sunbeam

New Markets Include Boston, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix and Minneapolis; Sold in 45 of Top 50 Markets

Chicago, IL-March 12, 2007--NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold its upcoming talk show with Steve Wilkos in more than 85% of the U.S. for its fall 2007 launch, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

The nationally syndicated daily talk show, which is hosted by Steve Wilkos, the highly recognizable former U.S. Marine, Chicago police officer and daytime TV veteran, has been sold to stations from many of the nation's leading broadcast groups, including Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst-Argyle, Fox, Gannett and Sunbeam. Recently added markets include WLVI-TV Boston, WATL-TV Atlanta, KUTP-TV Phoenix, WFTC-TV Minneapolis and WKCF-TV Orlando.

It was previously announced that the show had been sold to Tribune and Sinclair broadcast stations in the nation's top markets, including WPIX-TV New York, KTLA-TV Los Angeles, WGN-TV Chicago, WPHL-TV Philadelphia, WTTA-TV Tampa, WPGH-TV Pittsburgh, WNUV-TV Baltimore and WLFL-TV Raleigh.

"Steve has been on television for more than a decade, which has made him extremely recognizable and already a proven success with the daytime audience," says Wallach. "Local broadcasters are excited to add Steve's show in the fall, as it will be a perfect compliment to their current lineups."

Wilkos' show will be taped in front of a live studio audience at WMAQ-TV Chicago, home of "The Jerry Springer Show." Richard Dominick, who is also executive producer of "The Jerry Springer Show" and the upcoming "The Springer Hustle" on VH1, will serve as executive producer of Wilkos' yet-to-be-titled talk show.

A native of Chicago, Wilkos served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Chicago Police Department. For nearly 12 years, Wilkos kept the streets of Chicago's volatile 14th District (Shakespeare) safe, while working during his off hours on "The Jerry Springer Show." He retired from the Chicago police force in 2002, devoting his full time to television.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and the upcoming talk show with Steve Wilkos. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of The Office, House, Monk, the Law & Order series and much more.





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· JERRY SPRINGER SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· SPRINGER HUSTLE, THE (VH1)
· STEVE WILKOS SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)





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