Event Date : 27 February, 2012
Event Location : NBC.
NBCUNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TV DISTRIBUTION’S NEW DAYTIME TALK SHOW “TRISHA” SOLD IN MORE THAN 80% OF THE U.S. FOR ITS FALL 2012 DEBUT
Paul Faulhaber To Executive Produce New Nationally Syndicated Program Hosted By Trisha Goddard
Stamford, CT – February 27, 2012 -- NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold the new talk show “Trisha” to station groups representing more than 80% of the U.S., it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
Talk show veteran, Paul Faulhaber has been named Executive Producer of the new one-hour talk show. Faulhaber will continue to serve as executive producer of “Maury,” a position he has held for the past 7 years. “Trisha” will be produced at the Stamford Media Center in Connecticut where the three long-running and successful NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution talk shows (“The Jerry Springer Show,” “The Steve Wilkos Show” and “Maury”) are also produced.
The talk show, hosted by internationally recognized television personality Trisha Goddard, has been sold to station groups representing over 80% of the U.S., including 27 of the top 30 markets, that include Sinclair, CBS, Hearst, Weigel, Belo, Capitol, Cox, FOX, Granite, Lin, Sunbeam and more.
"Over the past several seasons of appearing as a guest host and conflict expert on ‘Maury,’ Trisha has shown that her brand of talk resonates with viewers," said Wallach. "Trisha is the next hit from our proven production team who are the leaders of syndicated drama-based talk shows and who have made 'Maury' the #1 talk show in America with Adults 18-49."
"We were looking for the next successful talk show host and Trisha stood out from day one. Trisha is already a proven success in this genre, and her work on ‘Maury’ has shown that the viewers have welcomed her into their homes," said Faulhaber. “Trisha has the perfect combination of training and life experiences mixed with compassion, intuition and charm."
“I am looking forward to sharing my unique female perspective as a wife and a mother, my life-experiences and professional training to connect with the daytime viewers,” said Goddard. “I am fortunate to have the support and expertise of the stellar and extremely-successful production team at the Stamford Media Center. This show has so much to offer people and I am thrilled to get to work.”
As a conflict-resolution expert, Trisha will help everyday people and their families navigate the tough issues they are struggling to overcome. Her show will cover topics important to women everywhere with a unique approach--straight talk with a no-excuses mentality. On each episode, Trisha uses honesty and common sense to teach people how to move forward and push through life’s obstacles.
Trisha Goddard is a mother of two and is best known for being the ‘Queen of Chat’ in the U.K. as host of her long-running hit talk show, “Trisha Goddard.” Previously, Trisha lived and worked in Australia as a TV reporter/presenter (“Play School”) becoming the first black anchorwoman on Australian TV, and while there, Trisha also served as a government advisor on mental health. Trisha is currently involved in various mental health charities and organizations and continues to be an advocate helping to tackle the stigma on mental illness. Trisha was recently awarded the British College of Psychiatrist’s President’s International Medal of Service to Mental Health.
Talk show veteran Paul Faulhaber was promoted to executive producer of “Maury” in 2005, and under his leadership, the show has shown record ratings. Now in its 14th season in broadcast syndication, “Maury” has become the #1 syndicated talk show among key 18-34 and 18-49 demographics. Faulhaber has been with “Maury” since its premiere in 1998. Faulhaber began his television career serving on the production team for the "The Montel Williams Show.”
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. 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 "Access Hollywood," "Access Hollywood Live," "The Jerry Springer Show," "Maury," "The Steve Wilkos Show," "The Chris Matthews Show," "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo" and the upcoming talk show "Steve Harvey" debuting in Fall 2012. Current off-network programming includes "30 Rock," “Baggage,” "House," "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Monk" and "The Office."
In the Canadian marketplace, the division sells current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal's vast library (Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties) to broadcast, basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms. Current programming includes "Whitney," "Up All Night," Covert Affairs," "The Tonight Show," and the new hit series "Smash."
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