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E! to air 'Access Hollywood Live' in daytime slot


By Jethro Nededog

LOS ANGELES ( - E! has picked up syndicated entertainment news show "Access Hollywood Live," TheWrap has learned exclusively.

Hosted by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, the "Access Hollywood" daytime spinoff will begin airing daily starting June 10 on the cable channel at 3 p.m./2c, an E! representative told TheWrap.

Produced in Los Angeles by KNBC-TV and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television, "Access Hollywood Live's" airings on E! represent some synergy between the sister NBCU companies.

An insider said that there has been some talk internally at NBCU about ways to join "Access Hollywood Live," currently in its third season, and E!'s resources in the entertainment news space. This move would seem like a step toward that goal.

"Access Hollywood" executive producer Rob K. Silverstein also leads the senior production team responsible for "Access Hollywood Live."

"Access Hollywood Live" debuted in September 2010. It was initially seen only on NBC owned-and-operated stations in six markets and Fox owned-and-operated stations in six other major markets, all on stations that already carried the flagship series. The program is now distributed to non-network owned stations nationwide.