Syndication Briefs

Paramount’s “Entertainment Tonight” marks its 3,000th edition with a special retrospective show March 12. “ET,” now in its 12th season in first-run syndication, is cleared in 179 markets representing 95% of the U.S.

All 225 episodes of “MASH” in syndication are now accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing via closed captioning by the Caption Center at WGBH, through a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education.

GGP has cleared “Joel Siegel’s Road to the Academy Awards” to 130 stations representing 80% of the country. Spec has been licensed to many CapCities/ABC affiliates, including KABC in Los Angeles, to run as a tie-in to the network’s Academy Awards telecast March 29. Top markets also include WABC, New York; WLS, Chicago; WCVB, Boston; KTXA, Dallas; WXYZ, Detroit; WSB, Atlanta; and WEWS, Cleveland.

Superstation TBS will premiere Hanna-Barbera’s “Two Stupid Dogs” and “Swat Kats” this fall on its new Sunday morning children’s lineup. They’re also part of “The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera,” Turner Program Services’ new syndicated cartoon package for ’93-’94, which also includes episodes from “The Jetsons” and “Dastardly and Muttley.”

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