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Daytime Hour ‘Harry’ Renewed for Season Two

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and the Fox Television Stations Issue the Pick-Up

“Harry,” hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., has been greenlit for a second season in first-run syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and the Fox Television Stations. The daytime talker, which debuted last September, just snagged five Daytime Emmy Award nominations, including a nomination for Entertainment Talk Show host for Connick. Entertainment themed, “Harry” features comedic segments, audience participation, human interest stories, celebrity interviews and musical performances led by Connick, who is supported by his touring band. Justin Stangel, Eric Stangel and Jason Kurtz are executive producers, along with Connick and Ann Marie Wilkins.

Season to-date in the category of talk (through March 12), “Harry” is tied with “Dr. Oz” from Sony Pictures Television at No. 10 amongst the 13 syndicated daytime talk shows, with a 1.3 household rating. First overall is “Dr. Phil” from CBS Television Distribution with a 3.5 rating; followed by “Live with Kelly” (Disney/ABC: 2.4); “Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Warner Bros.: 2.3); “Steve Harvey” (NBCU) and “Maury” (NBCU: 1.6 each); “Rachael Ray” (CTD), “Steve Wilkos” (NBCU) and “Jerry Springer” (NBCU: 1.3 each); aforementioned “Harry” and “Dr. Oz” (1.2 each); and “The Doctors” (CTD) and “The Real” (Warner Bros.), each with a 0.9 household rating each.

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Written by Marc Berman

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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