More 'Maury,' 'Springer' for NBC Uni

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NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has renewed its veteran talkers "The Jerry Springer Show" and "Maury" through September 2010 on the Tribune and Sinclair broadcast station groups.

Tribune stations carrying "Springer," which is heading into its 17th season in the fall, include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WPHL Philadelphia, KDAF Dallas, WDCW Washington and KHCW Houston. Sinclair stations include WPGH Pittsburgh, WTTE Columbus, Ohio, and WSTR Cincinnati.

Tribune stations extending "Maury," going into its 10th season in the fall, include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WGN Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, KDAF Dallas, WDCW Washington and KHCW Houston. Sinclair stations include WPGH Pittsburgh, KDNL St. Louis, WTTE Columbus and WSTR Cincinnati.

"Jerry Springer and executive producer Richard Dominick continue to deliver one of the most popular syndicated shows of all time," said Barry Wallach, president of NBC Universal's domestic distribution division. "The show continues to resonate with daytime audiences."

As for "Maury," he said the show is the second-youngest-skewing syndicated talker, with a median age of 40.3.

"The show's continued popularity with young viewers is a testament to Maury and the production team's tireless dedication to this show," he added.

Tribune vp programming and development Marc Schacher said his group is "delighted" to renew both shows.

For the upcoming season, "Springer" and "Maury" are renewed in more than 96% of the country.

"Springer," executive produced by Richard Dominick, had the highest percentage of adults 25-54 this past season among syndicated talkers. It launched two new shows this year -- VH1's "The Springer Hustle" and the upcoming talker "The Steve Wilkos Show." Springer also is hosting NBC's "America's Got Talent" this summer.

"Maury" is executive produced by Paul Faulhaber.
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