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Warner Bros. Clears The Bonnie Hunt Show

Warner Bros. cleared The Bonnie Hunt Show in more than 75% of the country for next fall, the syndicator said.

The one-hour daytime strip is cleared in 17 of the top 20 markets.

Stations signing on include nine stations from NBC’s recently renamed Local Media Division, which picked up the show in a two-year deal last September.

New additions to the lineup include stations from the Media General, Weigel Broadcasting, Raycom Media, Mission Broadcasting, Max Media, New Vision, Journal Broadcast Group, Clear Channel Communications, Meredith, Local TV, Gray Television, Bahakel Communications, Block, California-Oregon Broadcasters, KHQ, Ramar, Sunbelt, United and Thomas groups.

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.