Syndicated entertainment magazine Extra, currently in its 19th season, has been renewed by stations, including the NBC Owned Stations, in more than 85% of the country through the 2016-17 season. The series will continue to air on eight NBC-owned stations, including WNBC (New York), KNBC (Los Angeles), WMAQ (Chicago), WCAU (Philadelphia), KXAS (Dallas-Fort Worth), KNTV (San Francisco Bay Area), WTVJ (Miami-Fort Lauderdale) and WVIT (Connecticut). In addition, the series has also been sold to stations including Hearst, Gannett, Belo, Sinclair, CBS, LIN, Meredith, Media General, Post Newsweek among other groups. Extra posted ratings gains from November 12-February 13 sweeps in top markets, including in New York (WNBC/N at 7 PM, +9% 25-54 rating) and Los Angeles (KNBC/N at 7 PM, +11% rating). Extra is the second-longest-running entertainment news magazine on U.S. TV, with co-hosts Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos reporting in front of a live audience from the show’s location at The Grove in Los Angeles. Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey serves as senior executive producer and Theresa Coffino and Jeremy Spiegel are executive producers. Extra is produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros Domestic Television Distribution.
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