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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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    Syndication at Present…and Beyond (part 1)

    Mirroring any typical season in first-run syndication (and quoting the late game show host Allen Ludden) the password at present is…”Durability”. In this first of our 12-part series on syndication highlighting news of note as we approach the start of NATPE 2019, we will discuss macro trends such as TV station consolidation, changing broadcast strategies […]

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