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May
2012

Tribune, Weigel And CBS Television Station Groups Sign Up For Entertainment Studios’ Two-Hour Primetime Sitcom Block

On 22, May 2012 | In Newsroom | By admin

Tribune, Weigel and CBS Television Station Groups have given a firm “go” to carry Entertainment Studios’ two new sitcoms as part of a two-hour primetime weekend comedy block, which has been cleared in over 85% of U.S. television homes.

Both sitcoms will air two half-hours, back-to-back, creating a two-hour primetime sitcom block. Each sitcom has an initial order of 104 episodes — for a total of 208 episodes for the primetime comedy block.

The First Family” is a sitcom about an African-American family that resides in The White House. It features an all-star cast including Christopher B. Duncan, Kellita Smith, Gladys Knight, Jackee Harry, John Witherspoon, Marla Gibbs, and Michael D. Roberts.

Mr. Box Office” is a sitcom about one of the world’s biggest movie stars, who is sentenced to community service teaching English at an inner-city high school in South Central Los Angeles. It features an all-star cast including Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Rick Fox, Gary Busey, Alex Thomas, Tony T. Roberts, and Tim Meadows.