Top FOX and Sinclair Stations Push Renewals of New Syndicated Talk Show From Producer ITV Studios America Past 50% of U.S.
November 17, 2011
LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK – Debmar-Mercury, teaming with producer ITV Studios America, has renewed The Jeremy Kyle Show for the 2012-13 season in more than 50% of the U.S., including the FOX stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Houston. Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein made the announcement today.
The renewals by the FOX and Sinclair stations will bring the new one-hour talk show strip back for a second season.
Marcus and Bernstein commented, “The renewals by these great station partners are a testament to Jeremy’s staying power and ability to build a long-term franchise. He is a highly compelling host who has brought a fresh, common sense approach to American television. It is easy to see why Jeremy is such an icon and owns daytime television in the U.K.”
“Jeremy is one of the U.K.’s top talents and we couldn’t be more delighted to be going into a second season,” said ITV Studios America President and CEO, and MD of ITV Studios International, Paul Buccieri. “We believe the show’s audience will continue to grow as a result of the support from everyone within the U.S. and ITV in the U.K.”
The Jeremy Kyle Show features everyday people facing extraordinary challenges, ranging from dysfunctional relationships and addictions to family crises; a no-nonsense host who isn’t afraid to tell them some hard truths; and a compassionate guest services program that works diligently to get them the help they need.
Kyle launched his eponymous program in the U.K. six years ago, where it quickly became the top daytime show and made him into an icon whose program wins viewer accolades, including receiving the TV Choice Award for Best Daytime Series in September 2011.
The U.S. version of The Jeremy Kyle Show is produced by ITV Studios America, distributed domestically in the U.S. by Debmar-Mercury and internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes for daytime television The Wendy Williams Show and The Jeremy Kyle Show, and has U.S. distribution rights to Fremantle Media North America’s Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne, spinoff Meet the Browns and For Better or Worse (premiering on TBS in November), Lionsgate Television/Revolution Studios/Evolution Management’s Anger Management (premiering on FX in summer 2012 and starring Charlie Sheen) and Revolution/CubeVision’s Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South Park, Hell’s Kitchen and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio.
About ITV Studios America
ITV Studios America, the US based production entity of ITV Studios in the UK, is one of the largest international producers for the US market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for US networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of formats in production with major networks and syndicators, including Prime Suspect, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, First 48, After the First 48, Steven Seagal -Lawman, Four Weddings, America Now and The Jeremy Kyle Show. In addition, ITV Studios America’s psychological documentary special I Love You To Death airs December 1 on A&E.
ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Scandinavia and Australia as well as America. It is a distributor of programs to over 155 territories worldwide.
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