NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution talkers “The Jerry Springer Show,” “Maury” and “The Steve Wilkos Show,” have been sold through September 2018 to station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst, Weigel and Sunbeam.
All three talk shows have been extended for an additional two seasons beyond the existing deal, which will keep them in national syndication for at least four more seasons through 2018. The two added seasons were sold to 65 percent of the U.S., including WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago and WCIU Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, WLVI Boston, KDAF Dallas, WPGH Pittsburgh, WTTE Columbus and WKCF Orlando.
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Paul Faulhaber is the executive producer on “Maury.” Rachelle Wilkos is the executive producer for both “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show.”
All three talk shows are produced by Stamford Media Center and Production LLC and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
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“‘Maury,’ ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ and ‘The Steve Wilkos Show’ have been among the highest-rated talk shows in all of daytime television for many years, and that strong performance is clearly continuing in the new season,” Ed Swindler, president, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations, said in a statement. “We have great station group partners and we are pleased to join with them to bring these successful shows to viewers for the next four years.”