Sundance Channel Acquires 'My So-Called Life'
9:36 AM PDT 4/7/2011 by Marisa Guthrie
Claire Danes drama joins previously announced acquisition, HBO’s "The Comeback" with Lisa Kudrow.
Sundance Channel has acquired rerun rights to 90s cult hit My So-Called Life, the network announced Thursday. The series will bow April 25 at 11 p.m. and air Mondays at 11 p.m.“We love My So-Called Life because it’s both substantive and engaging,” Sarah Barnett, Sundance general manager and executive vp, said in a statement. “We’re delighted to bring back the series for the passionate audience that adored the show when it first premiered and we’re thrilled to introduce it to a whole new audience that can enjoy it for the first time. The timeless stories hold up brilliantly.” My So-Called Life joins previously announced Sundance acquisition The Comeback, the Lisa Kudrow starrer that had a brief run on Showtime. The Marshall Herskovitz/Edward Zwick series, which starred Claire Danes and Jared Leto, was a critical success but a ratings failure airing only one season on ABC. The acquisition comes in the wake of Rainbow-owned Sundance Channel’s upfront presentation during which Barnett announced a doubling of original programming hours in 2011 with seven new and returning series and two non-fiction series in active development.
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