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Bernie Mac clears 30% of U.S.

Twentieth Television has cleared The Bernie Mac Show in 30% of the
country for a fall 2005 rollout.

"Quality sitcoms are still one of the best investments a station can make,"
said Bob Cook, president and chief operating officer of Twentieth Television. "The Bernie Mac
Show
captures the humor that all families can relate to, and the star of the
show has established himself not only on television, but in film, books and as a
hugely popular standup comedian."

So far, the show has been cleared on Fox's WNYW (TV) New York; WWOR-TV New
York; KTTV (TV) Los Angeles; KCOP (TV) Los Angeles; WJBK (TV) Detroit; and KRIV (TV)
and KTXH (TV) Houston.

It is also cleared on Weigel Broadcasting's WCIU-TV Chicago; Viacom Inc.'s WPSG-TV
Philadelphia, KTXA-TV Dallas and WNDY(TV) Indianapolis; and Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s
WBFF-TV and WNUV-TV Baltimore.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.