Dick Clark Prods. skein set for Tribune stations
“Bloopers” will return to television this coming fall. The Dick Clark Prods. skein, originally “TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes” on NBC, is returning as a syndie series beginning next year. The series’ initial order is notably large at 120 half-hours — three years’ worth of programming, intended to air weekly in hourlong back-to-back blocks.
The show has already been cleared on Tribune-owned stations in 16 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, Houston and Seattle.
“Bloopers” will be updated for the cameras-everywhere age, with hidden camera footage and user-generated videos included in the smorgasboard of captured pratfalls. Series will be distributed in the U.S. by Trifecta Entertainment & Media, which will also manage ad sales.
Tribune station group programming prexy Sean Compton said that he and his org are interested in “a fresh take on this popular franchise” and they “know it will resonate with audiences across the country.”