KCBS news anchor Ann Martin will be working overtime next month when she fills in for Deborah Norville as host of King World Prods.’ syndie newsmagazine strip “Inside Edition.”
Martin’s two-week stint on “Inside Edition,” Sept. 22-Oct. 3, coincides with the move of the half-hour strip, and its companion “American Journal,” from indie KCAL to KCBS in the 4-5 p.m. timeslot.
The other syndie newcomers to KCBS’ Monday-Friday daytime sked as of Sept. 8 are “Martha Stewart Living” at 2 p.m., followed at 2:30 p.m. by “The Gayle King Show,” both from CBS’ syndie wing, Eyemark Entertainment.
Talker “Geraldo Rivera” will shift from 4 p.m. to 3 p.m., displacing Twentieth TV’s “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol,” which will move into a late fringe slot on Twentieth’s sibling station, Fox O&O KTTV.
New entries to KCBS on weekends are Eyemark’s James Brolin actioner “Pensacola: Wings of Gold,” airing Saturdays at 7 p.m., and off-network episodes of Steven Bochco’s edgy ABC drama “NYPD Blue,” airing Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 p.m.
On the local front, KCBS has teamed with the Los Angeles Times for a half-hour weekly program showcasing area high school sports teams. “The L.A. Times High School Sports Show” bows Sept. 7 at 5 p.m.