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Tribune stations pick up My Wife and Kids

Key Tribune Co. stations will air Buena Vista Television's My Wife and
when the show premieres in syndication in September 2005.

So far, the stations include WPIX-TV New York; KTLA-TV Los Angeles; WGN-TV
Chicago; WBDC-TV Washington, D.C.; and KHWB-TV Houston.

Tribune signed a three-year deal for the show, agreeing that it can go
to basic-cable networks in year four.

Buena Vista is retaining three 30-second spots in the deal, with the rest of
the ad time going to local stations.

My Wife and Kids, starring Damon Wayans, is in its third season on ABC.

Wayans and Don Reo are co-creators and executive producers.

David Himelfarb and Eric Gold also executive-produce.

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.