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Twentieth brings back roster for 2003

New Orleans -- Twentieth Television has renewed strips Divorce Court,
Texas Justice and Cops for two more years, as well as weekly hours
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Practice and The X-Files, said Bob Cook,
president and chief operating officer, and Paul Franklin, executive vice president.

In addition, Twentieth has cleared talk/variety strip Extreme
Dating
on enough stations that it will launch nationally in June, Franklin
said, and the syndicator's new off-net hour, Angel, will launch nationally
this fall.

At press time, exact stations and clearance percentages were not available,
but both Extreme Dating and Angel are likely to air on some of
Fox's top owned-and-operated stations, as well as on other stations.

Cook and Franklin both said they were pleased with the turnout at the National Association for Television Programming Executives convention here, and they have written a good amount of business.

Twentieth has also been pitching stations on upcoming off-net offerings
Yes, Dear, The Bernie Mac Show, Boston Public and Reba.

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.