Unscripted TV vets Kay O’Connell and Michael Bachmann have been named exec producers for the syndicated entertainment news and gossip show. The half-hour has been cleared in more than 200 markets covering 98% of U.S. TV households.
Fox Television Stations are the anchor group for the show, which is a cross-Murdoch empire effort involving the resources and buzzy brand name of the New York Post’s iconic gossip section, the Fox O&Os, the Twentieth Television distribution arm and the Endemol Shine North America production unit.
“Page Six TV” had a three-week test run last summer, performing well enough to encourage the Fox team to move forward with a national rollout. John Fugelsang serves as host, with Bevy Smith, New York Post reporter Carlos Greer, and Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister rounding out the panel. Page Six editor Emily Smith and deputy editor