Skip to main content

Stations Say Yes, Dear

Twentieth Television has cleared off-net sitcom Yes, Dear in almost 70% of the country, including top-three markets New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, for a fall 2004 launch.

Yes, Dear is sold to stations on a barter-only basis with 4½ minutes of ad time per show going to the stations and 2½ minutes going to Twentieth.

The show has been cleared in all of Fox’s duopoly markets as well as on Fox O&Os KSTU(TV) Salt Lake City, WDAF-TV Kansas City, Mo., and UPN affiliate WUTB(TV) Baltimore.

It also has been cleared on Cox’s duopoly KTVU(TV)/KICU-TV San Francisco; Acme’s duopoly KASY-TV/KWBQ(TV) Albuquerque, N.M.; Media General’s duopoly WSPA-TV/WASV-TV Greensville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Block Communications’ WDRB(TV)/WFTE(TV) Louisville, Ky.; Entravision’s XETV(TV) San Diego; Channel 20’s KTVD(TV) Denver; Hearst-Argyle’s KQCA(TV), Stockton, Calif.; and The WB 100+ Station Group.

Yes, Dear is a Twentieth Century Fox Television production in association with CBS Productions. The show is distributed by Twentieth Television.

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.