‘Seeker’ Renewed in 70% of U.S.

Disney-ABC’s first-run adventure hour, Legend of the Seeker, has been cleared in more than 70% of the country for season two, said Jed Cohen, the company’s executive vice president and general sales manager.

In addition to Tribune Broadcasting’s owned stations, the series also has been renewed by stations from broadcast groups including Sinclair, Cox, Belo,  Post-Newsweek, Newport, Scripps Howard, Acme, Hubbard, Sunbelt and Barrington.

Shot in New Zealand, the series adapts Terry Goodkind’s best-selling Sword of Truth book series, and stars Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence and Craig Parker.

Legend of the Seeker is produced by ABC Studios, and executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Joshua Donen, Ned Nalle, and Ken Biller.

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.