It buys the off-net rights to all 10 seasons of the NBC-USA drama, the day after adding Numbers to its lineup.
Ion Television announced today that it has bought the off-network licensing rights to all 10 seasons (195 episodes) of the crime-drama Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
“Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a proven drama with a long-standing history as part of a highly successful 20-plus year franchise” said Brandon Burgess, CEO, Ion Media Networks. “The addition of this popular series to our general entertainment lineup is yet another important piece to Ion’s solid programming foundation.”
Law & Order: Criminal Intent was created by Dick Wolf and is the third installment of the Law & Order brand, which stands as the second longest-running scripted primetime series in television history. Executive producers of the series include Wolf, Warren Leight, Peter Jankowski and Norberto Barba. The series was produced by Wolf Films in association with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. Law & Order: Criminal Intent aired for 10 seasons, first on NBC (six seasons) and followed by USA Network, concluding in 2011.