Gannett Broadcasting, one of the nation's biggest owners of television stations, has formed a partnership with production company Debmar-Mercury.
A unit of Lionsgate, Debmar-Mercury produces and distributes "The Wendy Williams Show," which is a talk show. It also makes the FX sitcom
By partnering with Gannett, Debmar-Mercury will be able to test as well as distribute its shows on television stations in most of the country's biggest markets. Overall, Gannett's stations reach 30% of the nation's TV homes, which is a solid launching pad.