Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution has renewed Telepictures’ daily syndicated TV series TMZ and TMZ Live for three more years, through the 2019-20 season on Fox Television Stations, Deadline reports.
The renewal covers all of the owned-and-operated Fox affiliates, including WNYW New York, KTTV Los Angeles and WFLD Chicago.
Frank Cicha, SVP Programming of Fox Television Stations, said of the renewal:
“Watching the folks at TMZ create a new paradigm for strip television has been incredibly exhilarating, so we’re looking forward to these next three years. Besides, Harvey said if we didn’t renew, he’d dig up dirt on us.”
Added Ken Werner, President of WBDTD:
“The Fox Television Stations group has been an incredible station partner for TMZ and TMZ Live since their respective launches. Nearly a decade ago, Fox took a chance when the TMZ website was transformed into a groundbreaking television series combining breaking entertainment news told through a unique comedic form of storytelling. Then, about five years ago, Fox once again took a chance launching TMZ Live with a slow rollout across its stations, which has revolutionized the talk news/information format. Offering fresh episodes every day, these two series together have the unique benefit of working across multiple dayparts and as compatible programming across all genres, becoming one of the foundations of the fantastic success of their stations by attracting a younger, diverse and loyal audience.”