Syndication

Selling the right to broadcast a television or radio program to independent stations, syndication has enabled the modern system of 24/7 broadcasting by providing producers of content with a consistent revenue stream, and stations with enough programming to satisfy their eager audiences.

There are a variety of syndication types, including movie packages and public broadcasting, although perhaps the two most common, and lucrative, are first-run and off-network (re-runs).

First-run syndication refers to shows that have never been aired previously and common examples today include Wheel of Fortune and Judge Judy.

Off-network syndication refers to shows that were first aired on network television, and are being broadcast again (aka: re-run); common examples today include The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family. Note that when these programs were first aired by the networks, they were shown through either stations that were owned-and-operated by the network (O&O) or network affiliates, with which the network has a special contractual agreement that covers programming as well as other issues.

Popular Syndication shows

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Extra
Extra

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Family Feud
Family Feud

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Jeopardy!
Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is a classic game show -- with a twist. The answers are given first, and the contestants s…

Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune

With more than 30 million viewers per week, Wheel of Fortune has been the #1 syndicated game show si…

Gigging & Grubbing
Gigging & Grubbing

Gigging & Grubbing combines two of America's favorite pastimes, music and food. The show, hosted…

The Pinkertons
The Pinkertons

Long before the FBI and the Secret Service, the Pinker­ton's National Detective Agency was the most…

Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil

The Dr. Phil show provides the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of te…

STEVE
STEVE

Steve Harvey hosts a brand new syndicated American talk show. Co-produced by Harvey, Endemol, and NB…

The Jerry Springer Show
The Jerry Springer Show

The Jerry Springer Show is probably most known for its foul mouths, excessive fighting, excessive nu…

Maury
Maury

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The Steve Wilkos Show
The Steve Wilkos Show

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Harry
Harry

Drawing inspiration from the family-friendly variety shows of the past, Harry will include various s…

Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight (stylized as ET), is a daily tabloid entertainment television news show that i…

Judge Judy
Judge Judy

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What'Cha Got
What'Cha Got

What'Cha Got profiles sports and entertainment personalities and their automotive character.

Teen Kids News
Teen Kids News

Teen Kids News (initially titled EKN Worldwide Kids News and alternately abbreviated on-air as TKN s…

Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray, also known as Rachael and The Rachael Ray Show, is an American talk show starring Racha…

The Insider
The Insider

The Insider (formerly named omg! Insider) is an American entertainment news program covering events…

The Hollywood News Report
The Hollywood News Report

"The Hollywood News Report" is a weekly half-hour show brings viewers inside the velvet ropes with i…

Made in Hollywood
Made in Hollywood

Made in Hollywood is an entertainment-focused television series hosted by Kylie Erica Mar and Julie…

Fix It & Finish It
Fix It & Finish It

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The Peoples Court
The Peoples Court

"The People's Court", produced by Ralph Edwards/Stu Billett Productions (the producers of the origin…

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild takes viewers on excursions around the world through the eyes of America'…

Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists A…

What Went Down
What Went Down

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Wild Photo Adventures
Wild Photo Adventures

Each week tag along with host Doug Gardner through adverse conditions and terrain in search of that…

Hot Bench
Hot Bench

Three judges argue the merits of a case among themselves and render a verdict.

Animal Rescue
Animal Rescue

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Raw Travel
Raw Travel

Raw Travel, a one of a kind, fast moving television series that showcases the growing wave of social…

On the Spot
On the Spot

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Judge Faith
Judge Faith

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Corrupt Crimes
Corrupt Crimes

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The Doctors
The Doctors

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Page Six TV
Page Six TV

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Right This Minute
Right This Minute

Right This Minute (alternately abbreviated as RTM) is an American syndicated television program that…

Positively Paula
Positively Paula

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TMZ
TMZ

TMZ (also known simply as TMZ or TMZTV or TMZ on TV) is an American syndicated entertainment and gos…

Eco Company
Eco Company

Concern for the environment is a major issue for many people. Eco Company tries to make teens intere…

Live with Kelly & Ryan
Live with Kelly & Ryan

A new era in daytime television began today when Kelly Ripa introduced the permanent co-host joining…

iWitness
iWitness

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Culinary Genius
Culinary Genius

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Pickler & Ben
Pickler & Ben

Pickler & Ben is daytime's newest "go-to" destination for the best in lifestyle and entertainmen…

DailyMailTV
DailyMailTV

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Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls
Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls

Ron Hazelton's HouseCalls is a weekly, half-hour, nationally syndicated home improvement television…

Judge Mathis
Judge Mathis

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