Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution signs three-year deals with stations for off-net syndication rights to The New Adventures Of Old Christine and HBO’s Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD) today announced three-year deals with broadcast television stations representing more than 93% of the country for the fall 2010 off-network launches of Warner Bros. Television’s sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as HBO’s comedy series Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Stations from the following broadcast groups have just signed on for the syndicated launch of all three series: Newport Television, Freedom Broadcasting, LIN TV, Belo, New Age, Nexstar Broadcasting, Griffin Communications, Journal Broadcast Group, New Vision Television, Schurz Communications, GoCom, Second Generation, Block Communications, Gray Television, Entravision, Quincy, Barrington Broadcasting, Smith Broadcasting, ComCorp, White Knight Broadcasting and Cordillera Broadcasting.
These sales follow a previous announcement that Christine had been sold to Tribune Broadcasting’s stations in New York (WPIX) and Los Angeles (KTLA), as well as Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU Chicago.
The cable syndication rights to Christine were previously sold by WBDTD to Lifetime Television, also for a fall 2010 launch.
Entourage and Curb had previously been cleared on Tribune-owned stations in 17 markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. And Entourage was previously sold by HBO to Spike TV for a January 2010 basic cable debut.
All three series were also previously cleared on stations from the following groups: CBS Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Fox Television Stations, Local TV, Hearst, Raycom Media, Meredith, Acme Television, Titan, Roberts Broadcasting, Gannett, Capitol Broadcasting, Grant and Cox Television. Stations will air Christine as a daily strip, with two runs airing Monday-Friday, as well as two half-hour weekend telecasts.