NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold the how-to series Martha, one of three new strips debuting this fall, in more than 98% of the U.S., including 98 of the top 100 markets, for its national syndication debut on Sept. 12.
Beyond the NBC O&Os, the strip has been cleared on a number of other groups in the secondary markets and beyond, including Hearst-Argyle, Gannett, Scripps Howard, Allbritton, Belo, Freedom, Viacom, Young, Clear Channel, Meredith and Milwaukee Journal.
Susan Lyne, president-CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, also announced key production personnel joining executive producer Mark Burnett, Co-EP Rob Dauber and Bob McKinnon, who will direct.
Based at the Chelsea Television Studios in New York, the new staffers are Laurie Rich, executive in charge of production; Lisa Wagner, editorial producer; and Jeffry Culbreth, supervising producer and lead talent booker.
Also receiving supervising producer titles are Christina Pane Deyo (lifestyle and human interest); Meredith Paige and Deb Savo. Additionally, Suzanne Bass will be coordinating producer and James Avenell will serve as talent booker.
The television industry's top news stories, analysis and blogs of the day.
Thank you for signing up to Next TV. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.