'Anderson' among syndicated shows debuting in fall 2011

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Anderson Cooper’s new syndicated talk show, “Anderson,” debuts Sept. 12 in Chicago as part of a large group of new syndicated programming beginning this fall. The Syndicated Network Television Association (SNTA) provided this list of shows and their premiere dates and times. If the show isn’t new, like “Anderson,” these are repeat episodes. (Sorry, I always have to explain how syndication works for my mother.)

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
Premieres Sept. 5 on WPWR-Ch. 50
Midnight M-F; 1 a.m. M-F
The half-hour series, starring Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito, features the cast as self-centered owners of Paddy's Irish Pub in Philadelphia who will do just about anything, no matter how reprehensible, in an attempt to better their own situation. (Twentieth Television)

“Futurama”
Premieres Sept. 10 on WCIU-Ch. 26
Time to be determined
“Futurama” follows the hilarious meanderings of Fry, a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy, who is accidentally frozen on Dec. 31, 1999, and unfrozen 1,000 years later. (Twentieth Television)

ABC Prime on the Weekend
Premieres Sept. 12 on WLS-Ch. 7
1 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays
Encore presentations of the best of ABC Reality including the prime time hit “Wipeout” among others. (Disney-ABC Domestic Television)

“Anderson”
Premieres Sept. 12 on WFLD-Ch. 32
11 a.m. M-F; 2 p.m. M-F
Emmy Award-winning television personality Anderson Cooper brings his passionate voice and point-of-view to a new, topical, daily talk show. Incorporating the breadth of Oprah, the intensity of Donahue and the fun of Ellen, Anderson will have a broad palette covering social issues, events, pop culture and human interest stories, while creating a daily destination for multiple generations of women looking to be informed, entertained and staying connected to the world around them. (Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution)

“Excused”
Premieres Sept. 12 on WCIU-Ch. 26
11 p.m. M-F; 5:30 a.m. M-F
“Excused” is bringing dating back to late night. Hosted by Iliza Shlesinger, the youngest comedienne to win NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” “Excused” is a hilarious alternative to current late night programming. (CBS Television Distribution)

“30 Rock”
Premieres Sept. 19 on WGN-Ch. 9
6:30 p.m. M-F
The critically acclaimed comedy hit featuring Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, and Tracy Morgan takes a look behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series, loosely based on Fey’s experiences as head writer for “Saturday Night Live.” (NBC Universal Television Distribution)

“Jeremy Kyle”
Premieres Sept. 19 on WFLD-Ch. 32; WPWR-Ch. 50
1 p.m. M-F
The UK's #1 Daytime Talk Show comes to America with original shows made in America for American Audiences. A dominant ratings success since its premiere, “The Jeremy Kyle Show” is one of the UK's most loved and talked about programs. Each one-hour episode deals with family and relationship issues, while also looking at everyday conflicts and how they can be resolved. Since the premiere in 2005, over 1,000 episodes have been produced, garnering an incredible 30% audience share. (Twentieth Television)

“Law & Order”
Premieres Sept. 19 on WPWR-Ch. 50
7 p.m. Saturdays
The Emmy-award winning drama takes a realistic look at crime and justice from a dual perspective—the police who investigate the crime, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. (NBC Universal Television Distribution)

“The Big Bang Theory”
Premieres Sept. 19 on WFLD-Ch. 32; WPWR-Ch. 50
10 p.m. M-F; 6:30 p.m. M-F; 7-9 p.m. Sundays
Another award-winning comedy from Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, “Big Bang” is the story of brilliant physicists Leonard and Sheldon, who could tell you everything about quantum physics, but when it comes to women, they are lost in the cosmos. All this changes when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door and Leonard sees in her a whole new universe of possibilities—including love. (Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution)

“Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns”
Premieres Sept. 19 on WCIU-Ch. 26
6:30 p.m. M-F; 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; 10 p.m. Saturdays
Based on his hit movie, Tyler Perry created and produced this off-TBS sitcom. The show revolves around retired seniors living under one roof, led by patriarch, Leroy Brown. (Disney-ABC Domestic Television)

“On the Spot”
Premieres Sept. 26 on WGN-Ch. 9
Time to be determined
Entertaining trivia questions to people on the street. Our witty and fun host asks the questions, fields the responses, and reveals the right answer with an entertaining explanation. The result is a fun, fast paced, man-on-the-street adventure for viewers of all ages. (Twentieth Television)

WEEKEND ADVENTURE
Premieres Sept. 3 on WLS-Ch. 7
Weekend Adventure is a three-hour morning block of six original high-def programs, encompassing three main themes: Earth, Culture & Health. (Disney-ABC Domestic Television)

EARTH
“Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown”
9 a.m. Saturdays
Jack Hanna, America's favorite animal ambassador, brings viewers face-to-face with the best of the beasts on this magazine-style wildlife series. Each themed episode features a host of unique animals Jack has encountered throughout his travels around the world, culminating in Jack's favorite related experience.

“Ocean Mysteries”
9:30 a.m. Saturdays
Ocean exploration is the time-honored pursuit of knowledge and the quest to understand our friends of the seas. Jeff Corwin, in collaboration with the Georgia Aquarium, takes us on a thrill-seeking adventure to the depths of the unknown. Now is the time to unlock the Ocean Mysteries!

CULTURE
“Born to Explore”
10 a.m. Saturdays
A show that inspires viewers to discover the wonders of the great outdoors. Former Explorer Club president, Richard Wiese, brings us on an adventure to discover the most interesting facets of nature while discovering Earth's hidden treasures.

“Culture Click”
10:30 a.m. Saturdays
This series explores the genesis and reasons behind cultural events that permeate our everyday lives. Host Nzinga Blake opens each episode with a list of what's trending on the web that week, which will serve as a jumping-off point for a deep-dive into the culture that shapes us.

HEALTH
“Food For Thought”
11 a.m. Sundays
Food enthusiast and creator of The Kitchy Kitchen website, Claire Thomas is the host who opens viewers' eyes to how everyday life can inspire culinary creations. Claire will show how to prepare the "inspired" dish while promoting a healthy attitude towards food and life.

“Everyday Health”
11:30 a.m. Sundays
Nearly one in three people in the United States is clinically obese. Everyone could benefit by adding better nutrition and fitness into their daily lives. America needs a massive overhaul—all it takes is one Everyday Health at a time.

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