TV BITS: 'Oprah' Charging $1 Mil For Finale Ad, Kelsey Grammer Shopping Reality Show

It’s an ad rate fit for a (daytime) queen. The Oprah Winfrey Show is asking advertisers to pay $1 million for a 30-second spot on the final episode of the syndicated daytime talk show slated to air on May 25, WSJ reports. That is a record for daytime TV and the highest for any series finale (daytime or primetime) in 6 years, since the Everybody Loves Raymond closer in 2005, which fetched $1.2 million for a 30-second ad.

Kelsey Grammer is shopping a reality series about the female founders of New York-based Web site, which exposes inappropriate behavior for NYC residents, TMZ reports. The show hails from G3, the reality production company Grammer launched in January with Stella Stolper and Brian Sher. On the scripted side, Grammer and Sher’s Grammnet Prods. is behind the  upcoming Starz series Boss starring Grammer.

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