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Daytime: a star, a chef and a shrink

It sounds like the start to a bad joke, but really those are the highlights from this year's syndicated season, such as it is.

By ERIC DEGGANS
Published September 10, 2006


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How can you tell that cable TV has sapped all the good programming from the world of syndication?

The stars of this year’s new syndicated season are a refugee from Will & Grace and a personality from the Food Network.

Still, a smattering of new shows will join Megan Mullally and  Rachael Ray among the programs sold individually to local TV stations.

Here’s what’s on tap for the Tampa Bay market.

WFLA-Ch. 8

Rachael Ray, 3 p.m. weekdays, debuts MONDAY, Sept. 18: The Food Network’s breakout star gets her own “kitchen table talk” show developed by the Queen of all Media, Oprah Winfrey.

WTVT-Ch. 13

Dr. Keith Ablow, 11 a.m. weekdays, debuts Monday:  Ablow follows in Dr. Phil’s footsteps as a court expert psychiatrist-turned-TV counseling guru.

Cristina’s Court, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. weekdays, debuts Thursday: Telemundo court show queen Cristina Perez tackles a syndicated court show in English.

WFTS-Ch. 28

The Megan Mullally Show, 9 a.m. weekdays, beginning MONDAY, Sept. 18: The woman who brought Will & Grace’s resident alcoholic to life gets her own talk show.

WMOR-Ch. 32

Tyra Banks,  noon (RERUNS) AND 5 p.m. (NEW EPISODES) weekdays, debuts Monday: The supermodel’s talk show moves to a new channel locally.

Still Standing, 7 and 11 p.m. weekdays, debuts Monday: This canceled CBS sitcom lives on in the world of reruns.

WTTA-Ch. 38

The Greg Behrendt Show, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays, debuts Tuesday: The standup comic behind the book He’s Just Not That Into You tries to get you into his new talk show.

WTOG-Ch. 44

Judge Hatchett, 10 and 10:30 a.m. weekdays, premiered SEPT. 4: This court show changes stations in its seventh season.

Judge Maria Lopez, 9 and 9:30 a.m. weekdays, debuts Monday: Having fled from Cuba at age 8, this former Massachusetts District Court judge completes the American dream by getting her own TV show.

[Last modified September 7, 2006, 13:28:33]


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