Entertainment ‘Young Sheldon’ Broadcast Syndication Rights Sold In Over 90% Of U.S.
‘Everybody Hates Chris’ Animated Reboot, ‘Shtisel’ & ‘Panther Baby’ Adaptations In Works As CBS Studios Enters New Stage Post-Merger
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Rock’s beloved autobiographical family sitcom Everybody Hates Chris is coming back as an animated series, with Rock expected to return as the narrator. Global hit Israeli drama Shtisel is getting an American remake, written by Insatiable creator Lauren Gussis and directed by Oscar winner Kenneth Lonergan. And Jamal Joseph’s gripping memoir Panther Baby is being adapted as a TV series with Gina Prince-Bythewood directing and The Queen’s Gambit‘s Scott Frank, Timberman/Beverly and Reggie Bythewood producing.
, the hit WBTV-produced prequel to Chuck Lorre’s The Big Bang Theory, will launch nationwide in syndication in fall 2021. has sold the broadcast syndication television rights to the series in over 90% of the U.S., the company said today.
The series will air in top Nexstar markets along with stations from Sinclair, CBS, Hearst, Gray, Tegna, Scripps, Cox, Meredith, Graham, Weigel, Allen Media, Sunbeam, News-Press, Londen Media, Griffin, Lockwood, Morris amongst others. In addition to syndication, Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory also sold in SVOD to HBO Max.
Jerry Springer’s ‘Judge Jerry’ Renewed For Season 3 In Syndication
Judge Jerry, the court show hosted by daytime TV veteran Jerry Springer, has been renewed for a third season by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios. Season 3 promises more outrageous court cases with a reminder that, simply put, this is not just another court show – this is Jerry Springer’s courtroom. “I couldn’t be more excited for this new season where our audience gets an even closer look into the conflicts and drama of some very intense and outrageous disputes,” Springer said.
“WarnerMedia continues to deliver to our broadcast partners distinctive and franchise making comedies that both viewers and advertisers crave,” said David Decker, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “With Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory in syndication, the full story of Sheldon Cooper, the iconic and beloved character that connects both shows, will bring humor, laughter and joy to television stations every day of the week.”
Radio change-up: Sportsnet to simulcast Blue Jays TV broadcasts on radio this season
Blue Jays radio broadcasts were part of the soundtrack to longtime fan Blake Appleton's formative years growing up in east-end Toronto. The familiar call from Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth would emanate from the radio of the family Buick on Sunday road trips home from cottage country. When Appleton worked part-time evening shifts at a local pharmacy as a teenager, the broadcast could be heard in the background for customers to enjoy. AndThe familiar call from Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth would emanate from the radio of the family Buick on Sunday road trips home from cottage country.
Created by Lorre and Steven Molaro, Young Sheldon premiered on CBS in 2017 and was the most watched comedy debut in 15 years. Currently in its fourth season, and recently picked up by CBS for an additional three, the series is television’s #1 comedy show delivering nearly 10 million total viewers a week and is also #1 with Adults 25-54. Young Sheldon joins fellow Chuck Lorre series Two and a Half Men, Mom and Mike & Molly in syndication along with The Big Bang Theory which sold for its 3rd cycle beginning fall of 2023.
Young Sheldon is executive produced by Lorre, Molaro, Steve Holland, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak. The comedy series is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Jack Todd: Cole Caufield is making the game fun again .
Cole Caufield is a throwback. Watch him and it’s a different time, when sports were mostly fun, politicians were kindly folk like Ike and Lester B. — and the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup more often than not. Caufield is called “Bilbo” for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, but he’s also part Huck Finn and more than a little Tom Sawyer, the kid whose worst crime was to make painting a fence look like so much fun that his buddies would pay to take his place. Caufield is the anti-Auston Matthews, who likes to play the villain in the old B movies who strokes his moustache, steals granny’s life savings and blows town one step ahead of the law.