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TBS Lands Rerun Rights to “The Office” and “My Name Is Earl” June 21, 2007 11:41 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in My Name Is Earl, NBC, News, Syndication, TBS, Television, The Office.

In an unexpected deal, NBC Universal has put together a $100+ million package for the rerun rights to NBC’s two hit comedies: The Office and My Name Is Earl. TBS will get the cable rights, while 10 Fox O&O (owned and operated) stations will get the network rights in a shared-window deal.

The deal for The Office will begin this fall, when TBS will start airing repeats (from the show’s first three seasons) of the show twice a week during primetime. The deal goes into full effect during the fall of 2009, when the show will begin its Monday-Friday airings on both TBS and the Fox stations.

My Name Is Earl will begin airing in the fall of 2009 in a similar off-net strip (Mon-Fri).

The “Office” repeats to air on TBS this fall will come from the show’s first three seasons, not current ones from the 2007-08 season, the show’s fourth on NBC. TBS’ deal for “Earl” does not include an early repeat window before its fall-2009 debut as an off-net strip.

The entire deal is worth $130 million.

Source: Variety



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