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    The Changing Tide in Weekend Syndication

    Once upon a time, escapist scripted syndicated action/adventure hours was a key programming choice on the weekend. “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” perhaps, was the originator of the one-hour scripted weekend format. It aired from 1987 to 1994. But then there was “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and its spin-off series, “Xena: Warrior Princess.” There were […]

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    CBS Television Distribution has swung the proverbial axe on “Entertainment Tonight” spin-off “The Insider” after 13 seasons. Launched in 2004 with “Access Hollywood’s” Pat O’Brien as host and the premise of providing the inside story behind entertainment news, “The Insider” underwent several format changes, including a partnership with Yahoo and brief title change to “omg! […]

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