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‘The Steve Wilkos Show’ Renewed For Season 18 In National Syndication

EXCLUSIVE: NBCUniversal Syndication Studios has renewed The Steve Wilkos Show for an 18th season in national syndication.
      
The Steve Wilkos Show tackles issues such as relationship conflicts, family disputes, social issues and true crime. The show is hosted by Steve Wilkos, a former Chicago police officer and U.S. Marine.

“For 17 seasons, Steve Wilkos has not only evolved as a host, but also has the unique ability to relate to people from all walks of life,” said Tracie Wilson, EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios & E! News, “His willingness to get to the heart of the matter has kept The Steve Wilkos Show at the forefront and will continue to do so for the show’s 18th season.

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“I also want to congratulate Steve on a milestone 30 years in television. Wilson continued. “We watched him take charge on ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ in 1994 to then helming his own show beginning in 2007, which was an extraordinary achievement. We look forward to another year with the show’s extremely talented production team and our loyal audience.”

The Steve Wilkos Show is the second longest-tenured syndicated talk show in current production and is averaging 765,000 viewers for the 2023-24 season, according to NBCU Syndication Studios. The show also has 9.2 million followers across all social media platforms.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the fans of the show as their continued support is the reason we’ve made it to a remarkable season 18,” Wilkos said. “I love doing my show and look forward to continuing to make a positive and long-lasting impact on the lives of our in-studio guests and at-home viewers.”

The Steve Wilkos Show is sold in 87% of the country and appears on leading station groups across the country, including Nexstar, Sinclair, Weigel, Tegna, Sunbeam, Hearst, Scripps, Bahakel, Cox, Block, CW Plus and more.

“I’m so proud of Steve as he continues to be a strong, authentic voice in daytime that resonates with so many fans across all of our platforms, said executive producer Rachelle Wilkos. “His ability to connect, empathize and empower his guests in his own unique way is the key to the show’s success. Thank you to my dedicated production team who go above and beyond every day.”

The Steve Wilkos Show is executive produced by Rachelle Wilkos, co-executive produced by Selina Santos and distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios. The show is produced by Stamford Studios Productions.

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