(June 2, 2003 – New York, NY) – Oxygen announced today that it will air episodes of the highly anticipated syndicated talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is scheduled to debut on Oxygen Monday, September 15 -- one week after its syndicated television premiere. Oxygen will broadcast the hour-long episodes Monday through Friday after 10:00 p.m., one week after their original airing and will repeat the programming on weekends. The deal was done between Oxygen and Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. In making the announcement, Oxygen’s President of Programming, Debby Beece, commented, “Ellen DeGeneres’ unique comedic voice hits Oxygen’s sensibility right on the nose.” Beece added, “We reach active young women who work during the day and don’t get to catch the show. Adding Ellen to our slate of dynamic celebrity personalities is a big win for our audience.” “We are thrilled that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ will have the added platform of airing on Oxygen as well as on broadcast stations,” said Eric Frankel, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. “We think the programming fit is a perfect match for Oxygen and hope that this eagerly anticipated new show will thrive on their air.” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is produced by Crazy Monkey, Inc. in association with Telepictures Produtions, and is distributed to cable by Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution and to broadcast stations by Warner Bros.Domestic Television Distribution. About Oxygen Media Oxygen Media, a 24-hour cable television network, puts a fresh spin on television for women. With original series by Oprah Winfrey, Isaac Mizrahi, and Carrie Fisher, Oxygen airs more original programming than any other women's network. Founded in 1998, the network is independently owned and now available in 47 million cable households. Oxygen Media also owns and operates www.oxygen.com. Geraldine Laybourne is the CEO.
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