'Marie Osmond' A Firm Go For Fall

Program Partners’ Marie Osmond is finally a firm go for fall, with coverage in 80% of the country, according to syndication sources.

At NATPE in January, Program Partners’ Ritch Colbert said the show was cleared on WNBC New York and Tribune’s KTLA Los Angeles, giving it 70% clearance at that time but not enough to declare the show a definite for fall.

The show will be shot in Las Vegas, where Marie is hosting a variety show with her brother, Donny, at the Flamingo Hotel. The Osmond siblings are signed to do the show through October 2010.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). 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.