'Steve Wilkos' set for return



NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution's "The Steve Wilkos Show" will return for a second season after clearing more than 85% of the country.

The talk show hosted by the former cop and "Jerry Springer Show" bodyguard had been renewed by a number of leading station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Fox, LIN and Sunbeam. The stations that have reupped the strip include Tribune's WPIX-TV New York, KTLA-TV Los Angeles, WGN-TV Chicago and WPHL-TV Philadelphia.

"With more than a decade of daytime experience, Steve has built on that success and his show has done a great job of complementing station's already existing daytime lineups," said Barry Wallach, president of NBC Uni Domestic TV Distribution.