The Syndication Status of Modern Family

USA / 20th Century Fox Television

ABC / 20th Century Fox Television / USA

Years ago, hit sitcoms didn’t reach syndication status until they were off the airwaves of their home network for a while. Like most things in media the timeline has jumped significantly. USA announced last spring that  Modern Family would be in syndication on the network as USA attempts to expand into the comedy realm. The move proved to be a fairly successful one. As the show entered its fifth season on ABC, ratings for reruns on USA have been fairly solid.

Coincidentally, USA has been much more effective at using transmedia to engage viewers of the Modern Family programming block, especially on their heavily promoted Modern Family Fridays Continue reading

Shonda Rhimes Partners with Awkward Black Girl’s Issa Rae For Sitcom!

ShondaLand logo, from Facebook

Cool things happening for women of color in the television world! Shonda Rhimes’ production company ShondaLand is teaming up with Issa Rae (of  the YouTube/i am OTHER series Awkward Black Girl) to produce a comedy.  I Hate L.A. Dudes is a 30 minute comedy set to run on ABC. Continue reading