Morning Headlines - 8/29/13

'The Queen Latifah Show' Lines Up All-Star Guest List (Exclusive)
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - Queen Latifah has lined up an impressive list of guests for the first week of her new daytime talker, which bows Sept. 16 on CBS stations, including John Travolta, Sharon Stone, Jake Gyllenhaal and pal Jamie Foxx. Will Smith, who is an executive producer on the Sony Pictures Television-produced talker along with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, will also make an appearance.

'Right This Minute' Clearances Hit 85%
TVNEWSCHECK - Right This Minute, the half-hour syndicated video clip show distributed by MGM Domestic Television Distribution, has boosted its clearances to 85% of U.S. TV homes, including in all top 30 DMAs, for its third season premiere on Monday, Sept. 16. The show will air on 147 stations in 127 DMAs.

Small-Market Broadcasters Concerned
RADIO INK - It hasn't even happened yet and there's already concern across the countrry about the rumored deal between Cumulus and Dial Global. Small market broadcasters across the country are starting to grumble that their programming choices are about to be limited.

'Simpsons' Creator Finds Funny In His Illness
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - Since word got out about Sam Simon's cancer, this co-creator of "The Simpsons" and fervent philanthropist has heard from many people online asking to help rid him of his sizable wealth.

'America Now' Expands To 80% Coverage
TVNEWSCHECK - America Now, the syndicated daily news magazine from Raycom Media and ITV Studios America and distributed by Trifecta Entertainment., will reach 80% of the United States when it returns with original episodes on Sept. 9.


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