'Gossip Queens' set to rule the small screen

Daily celebrity gossip show starts syndication in two weeks

More celebrity gossip is on the way to the small screen. Latest entrant is "The Gossip Queens," a first-run syndie project from Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, which is getting a slow-rollout on stations in several substantial markets as well as timeslots on MTV's Logo nicher and Allen's own HD outlet Comedy.TV.

Shot in HD, "The Gossip Queens" is a daily half-hour strip which begins in syndication in two weeks on WCIU in Chicago, the NBC O&O KNTV in San Francisco, Gannett's WTSP in Tampa, Cox's WRDQ in Orlando and Sinclair's WBFF in Baltimore.

The show features four comedians discussing pop culture, entertainment news and celebrity shenanigans. The hosts -- Lori Love, Alec Mapa, Michelle Collins and Bernadette Pauley -- have all had stand-up and other experience on outlets like Comedy Central. They will be joined by various gossip bloggers and magazine editors who will bring their own dish to the party.

"Loni, Alec, Michelle and Bernadette are all extraordinary talents, and this show is the perfect blend of comedy and gossip," said Allen, who is chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios.
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