Exclusive: SPT's 'Dr. Oz' Renewed on Fox-Owned TV Stations Through 2017

Updated, 3:50 p.m. PT, 5/20/2013

Fox has renewed Sony Pictures Television's Dr. Oz, coproduced
by Harpo Productions with SPT, on 13 TV stations in 13 markets—including top
markets New York, Los Angeles and Chicago—adding seven more markets to Fox's
current mix.

The new markets include Los Angeles, where the show will
switch over from ABC's KABC; Dallas; Houston; Phoenix;
Minneapolis; Orlando; and Charlotte. The switch will happen in fall 2014 In all markets where the show is changing stations. Dr. Oz, hosted by Oprah Winfrey protégé
and cardiologist Dr. Mehmet Oz, will remain on Fox stations in New York;
Chicago; Boston; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; and Austin, Texas. Fox did not
renew the show in Atlanta, where it currently airs.

The deal all but assures that Oz will remain on the
air for the next four years, taking the show through eight seasons.

A spokesperson for Sony declined comment.

which took over more Oprah timeslots than any other talk show when Oprah went off the air in 2011, is the
fourth highest-ranked talk show in syndication, averaging a 2.3 live plus same
day national household rating in the week ended May 5, according to Nielsen
Media Research.

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.