'Crosswords' cleared in top 50 markets


Program Partners and Merv Griffin Entertainment said Wednesday that the upcoming syndicated game show "Merv Griffin's Crosswords" has been cleared in all of the top 50 markets, bringing its reach to more than 92% of the U.S. Set to premiere in national syndication Sept. 10, the weekly half-hour game show strip has added five new markets, including Louisville, Ky.; Albuquerque; Green Bay, Wis.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Palm Springs, Calif.