Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fox Nabs SVU for Syndication

Good news for SVU! Syndication rights for the show have been sold to Fox. (What does this mean for USA Network, where it currently reruns, though?)

From today's Hollywood Reporter:
Top-rated "Law & Order" spinoff "SVU" has been sold into syndication to Fox-owned stations and will begin airing as a weekday strip in fall 2009.

The Dick Wolf series has sold in 18 of the top 20 markets. In addition to Fox-owned stations, "SVU" has sold to stations owned by CBS, Sinclair, Sunbeam, Belo, Hearst, Granite, Capitol, Local TV and others.

" 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' continues to be one of the highest-rated primetime dramas on TV, and it's a bona fide hit in weekend broadcast syndication this season," said Barry Wallach, president of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. " 'SVU' is a successful brand with both viewers and advertisers alike and it will undoubtedly make for a great Monday-through-Friday series for local broadcasters starting in 2009."

"SVU" is the second-highest-rated network crime drama after CBS' "CSI." The series also debuted this season in weekend syndication and improved its time periods.

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Blogger ebrown2112 said...

It only means broadcast syndication. L&O:CI was syndicated earlier and still re-runs on USA.

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