Bravo heads to 'Swingtown'

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"Swingtown" is swinging to Bravo, which has acquired exclusive cable rerun rights to the CBS drama from CBS Television Distribution.

Bravo has picked up all 13 produced episodes, which aired over the summer to modest ratings. CBS has not made a final decision about the future of "Swingtown," but a second-season pickup is considered a very long shot.

"Swingtown" producer CBS Par TV had also been shopping the drama about partner-swapping couples in 1970s suburbia to cable, but a Bravo source said the deal is a straight acquisition and that the network has no plans to produce new episodes. The off-network sale essentially closes the door on the show continuing with originals on CBS or another network.

Bravo is scheduled to premiere "Swingtown" in the fall, joining an off-net lineup that includes "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "The West Wing."

"Swingtown" is executive produced by creator Mike Kelley, Alan Poul and Carol Barbee. The series stars Jack Davenport, Grant Show, Josh Hopkins, Molly Parker, Lana Parrilla, Miriam Shor, Shanna Collins, Aaron Howles and Britt Robertson.
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