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Everybody Loves NATPE?

Word has it that King World Productions will be bringing the cast of network/syndication hit Everybody Loves Raymond
to Las Vegas for the National Association of Television Programming Executives show in January.

By the time the NATPE confab rolls around, selling of the second syndicated cycle of Raymond
will be well under way, said Roger King, CEO of CBS Enterprises and King World.

went into syndication in fall 2000, but the show is possibly a bigger hit today than it was then, and it just came off its first Emmy Award win for outstanding comedy series.

is expected to reap at least $1 billion in revenues from its syndication sales, and likely more once the show's run is complete.

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.