STAMFORD, Conn., June 15 (UPI) -- NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution says its talk shows "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show" have been renewed through 2016.
The daytime programs have been sold to station groups including Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst and Sunbeam for the next four years, announced Barry Wallach, president of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
"'Maury,' 'The Jerry Springer Show' and 'The Steve Wilkos Show' continue to be three of the highest-rated talk shows in all of daytime television demonstrating that these long-running drama-based shows resonate with the daytime audience," Wallach said in a statement.
"We are thrilled that we will continue to bring these successful shows to our local broadcast partners and we look forward to extending the success this fall with our newest drama-resolution talk show, 'Trisha Goddard.'"
"'Maury' 'Jerry' and 'Steve' are all staples in our lineup and clearly appeal to the daytime audience," said Sean Compton, president of programming and entertainment of Tribune Broadcasting. "We are thrilled to continue this winning partnership with NBCUniversal and we look forward to continued success with ratings and with our advertiser partners for years to come."