'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Set for Fall Broadcast Syndication Debut


NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution has sold Law & Order: Criminal Intent into broadcast syndication for a fall launch.

The procedural has been sold to local broadcast stations in 90 percent of the country, including stations owned by Fox, CBS, Sinclair, Hearst, LIN and Local TV.

The show is being offered to stations as a two-hour weekday block. NBC Uni said this is the first time in more than a decade that a procedural drama has been offered to stations to program back-to-back.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a winning and durable franchise that will provide broadcasters and advertisers an alternative to the sameness that exists in Mon-Fri syndication," said Sean O’Boyle, executive vp syndication sales at NBC Uni Domestic TV Distribution. "And by providing two episodes each day, we are giving stations the ability to program a block and create a destination for their viewers and advertisers."

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, produced by Wolf Films and Universal Cable Prods., is created and executive produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Rene Balcer. It's distributed in the U.S. and Canada by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

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