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Black Buying Power:
  $744 Billion (2006)

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Debbie Allen, Magic Johnson, headline Showplace Television's Fall 2010 lineup

(December 20, 2009) Showplace Television Syndication (www.showplaceonline.com) has announced three new and three returning popular E/I series for Fall 2010. Headline-making producers include legendary sports icon Magic Johnson and multi-award winning actress-director Debbie Allen.

My Parents, My Sister & Me stars Jasmine Guy ("A Different World's" Whitley Gilbert) and is produced by award-winning "Fame" actress, director and choreographer Debbie Allen. The first-run, half-hour, situational comedy targets teens and looks at the humorous side of today's mixed blended family life. "With such a talented production team, My Parents, My Sister & Me is destined to be an original runaway hit in wide syndication," said Hal Pontious, President and CEO of Showplace Television Syndication.

A Project with Magic Johnson (working title) stars the five-time NBA Championship legend and many of his famous friends including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kenny "The Jet" Smith. The half-hour first-run series features tips for teens on how to improve their athletic abilities in sports such as basketball, baseball, football, soccer, hockey and tennis. "Group buyers love this show, and we've already cleared 30 percent of the country," said Pontious.

The Kids Block is Showplace's newest first-run series for three- to five-year-old tykes. It's a half-hour of singing and dancing fun with an ethnically and culturally diverse cast of kids and puppets who hang out in their courtyard on the block. By incorporating authentic pop music, learning becomes an exciting experience.

Showplace Television Syndication's E/I programming returning in Fall 2010 include Aqua Kids, bInTune TV, and Zodiac Island. Also returning are lifestyle series Garden Travels, Xtreme Tourist, Healthcare Heroes and Tech Closeup. The entire Showplace Television Syndication Fall 2010 lineup will be featured at Zephyr Media Group, Booth #628, NATPE 2010, January 25-27 in Las Vegas.

Showplace Television Syndication was founded in Chicago in 1992 under the banner Showplace Broadcasting by President and CEO Hal Pontious. Under Pontious' leadership, Showplace has become synonymous with quality programming for world wide television syndication and distribution. Showplace is known for revenue generating series such as Healthcare Heroes [aka: NurseTV], Garden Travels, Tech CloseUp and Xtreme Tourist.


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