'America Now' Gets Picked Up For a Fourth Season
The daily show, hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, airs on the Raycom stations and is now also syndicated nationally.
America Now, co-hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, has been renewed for a fourth season.
Launched in 2010 as programming for the Raycom Media stations group, which operates 52 stations in 36 markets, America Now entered syndication in 2012 to other groups and markets through Trifecta Entertainment and Media.
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America Now, which is recorded for distribution, incorporates reports from Raycom stations as well as doing original reporting. It’s mantra is to provide "news you can really use" on such topics as family, health, diet and pets.
It originally was a weekend-only show but expanded to five days a week when Gibbons joined in September 2011.
According to Raycom, America Now earlier this year had a 1.4 rating and 4 share in the 14 metered markets where it airs. The company says that is up 10 percent from last year. America Now still does not air in most of the largest U.S. TV markets.
“Season 4 of America Now promises even more great stories and smart solutions from our hosts and experts,” Paul Bucceri, managing director of ITV Studios International and CEO of ITV Studios America, which produces the show. He announced the renewal Tuesday along with Paul McTear, president and CEO of Raycom Media.
Added McTear, “Year after year, more and more people have come to rely on the show as a guide to great information that helps them live their lives better."