People (the TV Show!) is eying an growth. Sony Pictures Television has partnered with Meredith Corporation for the nationwide distribution of the brand new day by day half-hour newsmagazine program impressed by the People model, which encompasses a mixture of movie star, leisure, and human-interest tales.
Following Meredith Corp.’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc., Meredith in 2019 introduced a day by day syndicated show construct round one of many newly purchased journal titles, People, to launch within the fall of 2020 on the 16 native TV stations owned by Meredith, which attain 11% of the nation and canopy markets like Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, Portland, OR, and Nashville. The plan was for the weeknight program to hunt extra clearances on stations past Meredith’s footprint, relying on the preliminary efficiency of the show.
People (the TV Show!) debuted on September 14, one in all solely three new syndicated entries this fall, alongside The Drew Barrymore Show and Law & Crime Daily. In its markets, People has carried out typically higher than the opposite two freshmen and a number of the established leisure newsmagazines.
Rob Silverstein, previously of Access Hollywood, is People’s government producer. Meredith additionally introduced on former CBS Executive Lee Villas to facilitate distribution.
“We are thrilled with the early success of People (the TV Show!) in Meredith’s markets and are excited to workforce with SPT to supply the show to different station teams for fall 2022,” mentioned Patrick McCreery, President, Meredith Local Media Group.
Added John Weiser, President, First Run Television, SPT, “Rather than presenting a pilot, we’re strategically taking the danger out of first run tv by providing stations a show that has already been on-air examined and is delivering nice rankings..”
People (The TV Show!) airs Monday – Friday in all 12 Meredith markets together with Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, Portland, Nashville, Kansas City, Hartford-New Haven, Greenville-Spartanburg, Las Vegas, Mobile-Pensacola, Flint-Saginaw, and Springfield-Holyoke, MA. The show is hosted by Kay Adams and Lawrence Ok. Jackson with correspondents Jeremy Parsons and Sandra Vergara and particular contributors Nancy O’Dell and Gretchen Carlson.