June 29, 2010

Freshmen Shows get Syndication

Big News for fans of Glee and Modern Family.  It seems like these freshmen series have already landed themselves syndication for the fall!  According to deadline.com"...Twentieth Television is finalizing separate deals for the cable rights to both hit shows made by 20th Century Fox TV with NBC Universal’s Oxygen and USA Network."

Oxygen, which will be the syndication network for Glee in 2013, is also planning a 2011 reality show to find the next Glee star!  So if you want to be on Glee look into this upcoming reality show.  It is reported that Oxygen will pay mid-six figures per episode of Glee to air in syndication.  It is rumored that this deal will also feature additional Glee-related programming! (not sure what this means but I love Glee so more programming could be great!)

As for Modern Family, it will be syndicated on USA network (not sure when this starts).  The network, which has mainly focused on hour-long programs is planning to expand into the half-hour market.  They recently ordered their first half-hour script and are looking for off-network series to support it's upcoming original half-hour series.  Prior to landing Modern Family the network pursued Two and a Half Men which landed on TBS.

Both Oxygen and USA are owned by NBCU soon to be owned by Comcast.

So are you all excited to watch re-runs of these shows on cable?  Sound off in the comments

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