Twentieth Television’s Page Six TV is prepping to return for its second season on Monday, Sept. 17, with its three co-hosts — Carlos Greer, Bevy Smith and Elizabeth Wagmeister — in place, new contributors and upgrades in several markets.
The news strip based on the New York Post’s famous gossip page produced by Endemol Shine North America debuted in a summer test in 2016. It’s now distributed to TV stations in more than 200 markets covering more than 98% of the U.S.
The show is being upgraded to new time periods and adding runs in several markets, including on Fox-owned KSAZ Phoenix where it’s moving back a half-hour to 11 p.m. from 11:30 p.m.; on Fox-owned WAGA Atlanta and KRIV Houston, where it’s adding second runs; on Raycom-owned KMSB Tucson, where it’s moving into access at 6:30 p.m. from 2:30 p.m.; and on Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WNEM Flint, Mich., where it’s moving to 5 p.m. from 6:30 a.m.
Page Six TV’s producing team this season plans to work even harder with TV station affiliates to integrate the show into station newsrooms, having built a production facility at the Page Six TV newsroom to make it easier to go live in local newscasts.
“We really want to further integrate the show into the fabric of the newsroom and vice versa,” said Jesse Angelo, CEO and publisher of the New York Post and executive producer of Page Six TV. “We want stations to weave Page Six TV into as many of their platforms as they want. If they want to integrate us into their social, talk back channels, on newscasts, we want to make sure we are that resource.”
Co-hosts Greer, Smith and Wagmeister all moved into that position last spring after the show decided to change up its initial format of a host and several contributors. Page Six TV tested several potential hosts and then decided to stick with its core three.
“We learned and listened and got feedback from stations,” said Michael Weinberg executive vice president, syndication, Endemol Shine North America, and executive producer Page Six TV. “What people were responding to was the three of them as co-hosts really digging into the news, stories and exclusives that only they could get.”
Besides those three, several new contributors will join the show from the ranks of the New York Post. "Page Six"’s Tashara Jones, Maggie Coughlan, Oli Coleman, Mara Siegler and other reporters will appear on the show to talk about their stories, and "Page Six" Editor Emily Smith and Deputy Editor Ian Mohr will continue to appear.
In advance of season two, the show also is rolling out a new promo (above) and a new logo and key art (below).
Kay O’Connell and Michael Bachmann are the show’s executive producers with Angelo and Weinberg. Kathleen Rajsp is co-executive producer.