Meredith Vieira is staying in daytime. NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has announced that The Meredith Vieira Show has been renewed for a second season.
As was the case with The Queen Latifah Show and Katie (since cancelled), Vieira’s talk show was sold as a two-year package. Unless the series tanked out of the gate, the renewal was pretty much already a done deal.
Here are the details:
“THE MEREDITH VIEIRA SHOW” RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON ON NBC OWNED TELEVISION STATIONS
New York, NY – October 30, 2014 – NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announced today that the new nationally syndicated daytime program, “The Meredith Vieira Show” has been renewed on the NBC Owned Television Stations for its second season.
“The Meredith Vieira Show” hosted by award-winning journalist and television host Meredith Vieira, premiered September 8, 2014 and is currently sold in 98% of the country including the NBC Owned Television Stations.
“We are proud to have Meredith Vieira on our stations for a second season,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “Meredith is genuine, smart, warm and funny, and she has our strong support to help her continue to grow her show in this very challenging day part.”
“‘The Meredith Vieira Show’ has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season,” said Ed Swindler, President NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations. “With its singular host and talented producers, Meredith has grown creatively since launch, continues to gain viewers and we are optimistic it will emerge as a staple in daytime.”
“The Meredith Vieira Show” is a nationally syndicated daytime talk show taped in front of a live studio audience at Rockefeller Center in New York City. “The Meredith Vieira Show” is produced and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution. Meredith Vieira serves as Executive Producer along with Rich Sirop and Michael Glantz.
About NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution:
The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, to broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes “The Meredith Vieira Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “Access Hollywood Live,” “Maury,” “Steve Harvey,” “The Jerry Springer Show,” “The Steve Wilkos Show” and weekend syndicated series “On the Money.” Current off-network programming includes “30 Rock,” “House,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Monk” and “The Office.”
About NBC Owned Television Stations:
NBC Owned Television Stations, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, includes 11 local broadcast television stations and a regional cable news channel serving the largest markets in the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Connecticut as well as Puerto Rico. The stations produce and broadcast more than 17,000 hours of local news and information programming and enterprise journalism each year that is important and relevant to the communities they serve, delivering it across multiple online, social media and digital out-of-home platforms. The division also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and hit movies, as well as the lifestyle production company, LX.TV, and the in-house marketing and promotions company, NBCUniversal Skycastle.
What do you think? Do you like The Meredith Vieira Show? Will you be watching season two?