TMZ LIVE Renewed Through 2017 on Fox Television Stations
"TMZ Live," TMZ's one-hour live daily series that has redefined daytime talk by introducing a completely unique format, feel and tone, has been renewed through the 2016-2017 season on the FOX Television Stations, it was announced today by Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Frank Cicha, Senior Vice President, Programming, FOX Television Stations (FTS).
"'This deal to extend 'TMZ Live' on the FOX Stations is the culmination of an extremely successful strategic roll out," said Werner. "Harvey and his team set out to create, develop and refine a completely new genre of show, incubating it as a live Internet based show and then successfully transitioning it to television. 'TMZ Live' has emerged as a top-ranked talk show in the FOX markets among both Women 25-54 and Adults 25-54 and has proven its versatility, pairing successfully with other talk shows, news, magazines and court shows. We are pleased to have our long-time collaborators at FOX partner with us as we continue to create new and exciting ways of producing and distributing distinctive programming."
"Besides its merit as a strong stand-alone program, TMZ Live accomplishes two important things for us," said Cicha. "First, it enhances one of our top first run brands. Second, it breaks out of the traditional syndication model - which is clearly in need of an overhaul."