Exclusive: ‘Page Six TV’ Going Forward for Fall
The Fox Television Stations are partnering with Endemol Shine and the New York Post to launch Page Six TV next fall after airing the program in a three-week test last summer, according to sources.
The show will air on Fox-owned TV stations in 17 markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Twentieth Television, 20th Century Fox’s distribution arm, will distribute the program nationally and handle barter sales.
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Page Six TV is modeled after the New York Post’s famed gossip page, "Page Six." The test that aired this summer was hosted by radio host and comedian John Fugelsang, who was joined by contributors and insiders Mario Cantone (Sex in the City, The View), Bevy Smith (Bravo’s Fashion Queens), Variety reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister and NY Post’ reporterCarlos Greer. "Page Six" editor Emily Smith and deputy editor Ian Mohr also joined the show to provide additional updates and insight, as well as first-looks into breaking stories.
Kay O’Connell (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and Matt Strauss (The View) are executive producers, along with NY Post CEO and publisher Jesse Angelo and Endemol Shine North America’s Rob Smith and Michael Weinberg.
Page Six TV is the second nationally-distributed show to be announced for next fall, joining Warner Bros.’ talk show starring Drew Barrymore, which so far has been picked up by the Hearst-owned TV stations.
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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.