Byron Allen Eyes 2020 for 'Trending Funny'

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios plans to launch one-hour comedic talk strip TrendingFunny into first-run broadcast syndication for fall 2020, the company said.

The show will be hosted by a panel of comedians and feature celebrity guests with strong social media followings, riffing on trending topics in news and pop culture.

Entertainment Studios is offering another new show for fall 2019, The World’s Funniest Weather, a clips show based on library footage from The Weather Channel, which Allen acquired last year. The World’s Funniest Weather is executive produced by Scott Satin.

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The company also produces and distributes comedic game show, Funny You Should Ask, which is in its second season in syndication.

Paige Albiniak

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.