'TMZ' gets renewal, to chagrin of celebs


Warner Bros.' syndicated magazine show "TMZ" has been renewed for two more seasons on the Fox Television Stations.

The station group has cleared the half-hour strip through the 2010-11 season. The extension includes all of the owned-and-operated Fox affiliates, including WNYW New York, KTTV Los Angeles and WFLD Chicago.

TMZ, which debuted in September 2007, is averaging a 2.0 household rating season-to-date, up 11% from the same period a year ago. The show is produced by Harvey Levin Prods. and ParaMedia in association with Telepictures. Levin exec produces with Jim Paratore. (partialdiff)