via press release:
BELLUM ENTERTAINMENT AND RAYCOM MEDIA RENEW
“FIX IT & FINISH IT” AND “FLIP MY FOOD”
FOR SEASONS 2 AND 3
January 5, 2014 (Burbank, CA) –Bellum Entertainment and Raycom Media today announced the renewal of their successful strip series – “Fix It & Finish It” and “Flip My Food” – for seasons 2 and 3. Each series will have an order of 150 episodes per season and both will air extensively beyond existing Raycom Media stations.
“We continue to explore unique revenue models for stations groups and they’re working,” said Boots Walker, Vice President of Bellum Entertainment. “With both these shows, the stations are invested in their success and have been incredible partners for the first season. We are excited to greatly increase the distribution for future seasons based on the success we’ve already achieved.”
Since its September premiere, “Fix It, Finish It” has been a very consistent performer in its time period week-to-week with an average of over 1HH rating among metered markets, outperforming all new syndicated first run programming except for “The Meredith Vieira Show” and “Celebrity Name Game.” Like “Fix It,” “Flip My Food” has been a solid performer every week, averaging a .9HH rating since its premiere.
Bellum will continue its partnership with Raycom Media on the production of both weekly strips. “Fix It & Finish It” with Antonio Sabato, Jr. is executive produced by Scott Sternberg. “Flip My Food” with Chef Jeff Henderson is executive produced by Ted Eccles.
About Bellum Entertainment:
Bellum Entertainment is an independently owned production and distribution company that specializes in development, production and distribution of TV projects for broadcast, cable, digital and ancillary markets.
About Raycom Media:
Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, is the nation’s largest privately funded broadcaster and owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 36 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 12.6% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 3,500 individuals in full and part-time positions. In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company in Charlotte, NC) and Tupelo-Honey Productions (a Sports and Entertainment Production company based in New York), as well as Broadview Media (a post production/digital signage company based in Montgomery). Further information about Raycom can be found at the corporate website, http://www.raycommedia.com.