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What’s coming to market at NATPE?

Noteworthy projects poised for a national rollout

FIRSTRUN STRIPS

“Anderson”
Distributor: Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: Telepictures Productions
Notebook: One-hour talker starring CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Cash plus barter.

“Bill Cunningham”
Distributor: NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: Tribune
Notebook: One-hour talk, barter only.

“Excused”
Distributor: CBS TV Distribution
Producer: Renegade 83
Notebook: Halfhour dating show, cash plus barter with simultaneous broadcast and cable runs.

“Geek Meets Girl”
Distributor: Trifecta
Producer: Fox 21/Katalyst Media
Notebook: Halfhour dating show modeled after the CW’s “Beauty and the Geek.” All barter with four minutes of national time and four minutes local.

Jeremy Kyle
Distributor: Debmar-Mercury
Producer: Debmar-Mercury/ITV Studios
Notebook: One-hour talkshow starring top British talk host Jeremy Kyle. Cash plus barter with four minutes national and 10 minutes local. Cleared in 70%-plus of U.S.

“Last Shot with Judge Gunn”
Distributor: Trifecta
Producer: Trifecta
Notebook: Halfhour court show, all-barter with four minutes national and four minutes local.

“The Lawyers”
Distributor: CBS TV Distribution
Producer: Stage 29 Productions
Notebook: One-hour strip, cash plus barter.

“Psychic Court”
Distributor: Mighty Oak
Producer: Mighty Oak
Notebook: Halfhour court show with Judge Larry Seidlin, who gained notoriety for presiding over the custody trial of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby daughter. All barter.

“Who Wants to Date a Comedian?”
Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Producer: Entertainment Studios
Notebook: Halfhour dating show for broadcast and ES’ own HD cable nets, barter only.

OFF-NET SITCOMS

“30 Rock”
Distributor: NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: NBC Studios, Broadway Video, Little Stranger
Notebook: All-barter, premiering simultaneously in broadcast syndication and on Comedy Central, WGN America.

“American Dad”
Distributor: Twentieth TV
Producer: 20th Century Fox Television, Atlantic Creative, Fuzzy Door, Underdog
Notebook: Currently airs in broadcast syndication on weekends, premieres as a strip this fall. Sold for all-barter; also already airs on cable networks TBS and Adult Swim.

“The Big Bang Theory”
Distributor: Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: Warner Bros. Television
Notebook: Halfhour sitcom, cash plus barter, will simultaneously premiere on broadcast and on TBS.

“Futurama”
Distributor: Twentieth TV
Producer: 20th Century Fox Television, The Curiosity Company
Notebook: Premieres weekends on broadcast stations in all-barter deals. Has been airing on Comedy Central since 2008, with new episodes premiering in 2010. Premieres on TBS in 2011.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
Distributor: Twentieth TV
Producer: 3 Art, Bluebush, RCH, Sunny Television Productions
Notebook: All barter, with stations keeping four minutes of ad time and the studio keeping three minutes. Also airs on WGN America and Comedy Central.

“‘Til Death”
Distributor: Sony Pictures TV
Producer: Sony Pictures Television and NBC Universal Cable Group
Notebook: Halfhour sitcom, barter only.

OFF-NET SITCOMS (FALL 2012)

“Parks and Recreation”
Distributor: NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: Universal Media Studios, Deedle-Dee Productions
Notebook: Halfhour sitcom available to broadcast stations and cable networks.

“Rules of Engagement”
Distributor: Sony Pictures TV
Producer: Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television Studios, Happy Madison
Notebook: Halfhour sitcom available to broadcast stations and cable networks.

OFF-NET ONE-HOUR STRIPS, FALL 2011

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”
Distributor: NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: Universal Media Studios, Wolf Films
Notebook: One-hour strip, barter only.

OFF-NET WEEKLIES, FALL 2011

“Dog the Bounty Hunter”
Distributor: Trifecta
Producer: A&E Television Networks, Hybrid Films
Notebook: One-hour block of two halfhours, all barter.

“Law & Order”
Distributor: NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: Universal Media Studios, Wolf FilmsvNotebook: One-hour drama for weekends, barter-only.

“Law & Order: Los Angeles”
Distributor: NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: Universal Media Studios, Wolf Films
Notebook: One-hour drama currently available to cable networks.

“Psych”
Distributor: NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution
Producer: NBCU, Universal Cable, GEP, Pacific Mountain, Tagline
Notebook: Available to basic cable networks. (Terms of potential deals still open – could begin airing in 2011 or 2012 and can run in variable time-period patterns.)

FIRSTRUN WEEKLIES

“Man Up Stand Up”
Distributor: Trifecta
Producer: Comedy Time Productions
Notebook: Weekly, two half-hours sold in one-hour blocks, all barter.

“Pt. Dume”
Distributor: Twentieth TV
Producer: Engine Entertainment, QED
Notebook: One-hour original weekly, all-barter.

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