Syfy Lands Basic Cable Rights To ‘Spartacus’

Syfy today announced it is acquiring U.S. basic cable rights to all 39 episodes (three seasons and the six-part prequel) of the popular swords and sandal series Spartacus from Starz Worldwide Distribution, the global television licensing and content syndication arm of Starz.

Spartacus will make its basic cable premiere on Thursday, June 26, at 10 p.m. ET, rounding out the channel’s primetime lineup of original series Defiance at 8 and Dominion at 9 p.m.

Spartacus joins Syfy’s stable of acquisitions including Lost Girl, Bitten, Continuum and the upcoming The Almighty Johnsons (July), Z-Nation (Fall) and Olympus (2015).

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