KMTV, Channel 3 in Omaha, pulled “Live with Regis and Kelly” from its morning lineup today after failing to negotiate a new contract with the program, said Willie Garrett, programming and promotions manager for the station.
Instead, the CBS affiliate is airing “3rd Rock from the Sun” from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and “B. Smith with Style” from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The station is working on a long-term replacement for “Regis & Kelly” in that time slot, but Garrett couldn’t yet reveal what that would be.
Garrett also couldn’t give particulars about why negotiations stalled with “Live with Regis and Kelly.” He said there is a chance that another Omaha station could work out a deal with the show and begin airing it. More…