‘B. Smith’ cleared in 51% of U.S.

Hearst Entertainment has sold its new weekly half-hour lifestyle series “B. Smith With Style” to NBC O&Os in New York, L.A. and Chicago.

The show has been sold in total to stations reaching 51% of the country coming out of the NATPE convention. Eight of the top 10 markets are represented.

“B. Smith,” which is sponsored by Procter & Gamble and Kraft Foods, is hosted by the former model, author and restaurateur Barbara Smith. The show is sold for 3-1/2 minutes of barter.

Stations airing the weekly this fall include WNBC New York, KNBC L.A., WMAQ Chicago, KRON San Fran-cisco, WCVB Boston, WJLA Washington, KXAS Dallas and WDIV Detroit.

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