The CW and Tribune Broadcasting are bringing back The
Bill Cunningham Show for a second season on the network this fall.
Tribune and The CW share revenues on the show, which got its
start as a test on a few Tribune-owned stations and then expanded out to the
entire group in 2011. Last fall, The CW and Tribune agreed to air the show on
the network, with The CW keeping four minutes of advertising inventory in every
show, and Tribune keeping ten.
"We are very pleased by the continued growth of The Bill
Cunningham Show and look forward to a successful third season. Much of the
show's success can be attributed to Bill's chemistry with the guests and
audience members, and the hard work of our producers, whose selection of lively
topics resonates with viewers," said Sean Compton, Tribune Broadcasting's
president of programming and entertainment, in a statement.
ITV Studios America produces the show in front of a live
studio audience at NEP Penn Studios in Manhattan.
The Bill Cunningham Show, a conflict talker along the
lines of NBCUniversal's Maury or Jerry Springer, stars nationally
syndicated radio host Bill Cunningham, and airs on The CW Monday through Friday
at 3 p.m.
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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.