KCOP Los Angeles has picked up “The Martin Short Show” for a fall debut (Daily Variety, March 2).
Deal is one of the first major programming moves by KCOP’s new general manager, David Woodcock. There’s no word yet on a timeslot for the King World Prods. syndie talk-variety hour fronted by the Second City and “Saturday Night Live” alum.
The KCOP pickup brings “Martin Short’s” total national clearance tally to 71% of U.S. TV households. Gotham remains the crucial gap in the lineup, but King World has pledged to move forward with a September bow even without a New York outlet.