KCOP gives ‘Short’ shift

SNL alum's new yakker skedded for fall debut

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.

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