NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION'S "THE STEVE WILKOS SHOW" HAS BEEN RENEWED IN MORE THAN 85% OF U.S. FOR 2008-2009 TV SEASON
Talk Show Renewed By Tribune, Sinclair, Fox & Other Leading Station Groups
Chicago, IL-January 30, 2008--NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's "The Steve Wilkos Show" has been renewed in more than 85% of the U.S. for its second season in national syndication, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
"Wilkos" has been renewed by a number of leading station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Fox, LIN, Sunbeam and more. The show has been renewed on top Tribune stations including WPIX-TV New York, KTLA-TV Los Angeles, WGN-TV Chicago and WPHL-TV Philadelphia. Sinclair stations include WTTA-TV Tampa, WNUV-TV Baltimore, WTTE-TV Columbus and WLFL-TV Raleigh. Fox owned stations include WFTC-TV Minneapolis and KUTP-TV Phoenix.
"With more than a decade of daytime experience, Steve has built on that success and his show has done a great job of complementing station's already existing daytime lineups," says Wallach.
Prior to his work in television, Wilkos, a native of Chicago, served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Chicago Police Department. For almost 12 years, he kept the streets of Chicago's volatile 14th District (Shakespeare) safe. Wilkos retired from the police force in 2001 and now devotes himself full time to his family and his new show.
"The Steve Wilkos Show" is taped in front of a live studio audience at WMAQ-TV Chicago. Richard Dominick serves as the executive producer of "The Steve Wilkos Show" as well as "The Jerry Springer Show." The show is distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.
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, Deal or No Deal, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health, Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk and the off-network distribution of Heroes, The Office, House, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and much more.