Channel 4 snags Grammer return


LONDON -- Channel 4 has picked up exclusive U.K. rights to the upcoming Kelsey Grammer vehicle "Back to You," it announced Wednesday. The deal was brokered by Channel 4 director of acquisitions Jeff Ford and Steve Cornish, senior vp and managing director at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

In "Back to You," one of the most anticipated shows to emerge from this year's Los Angeles Screenings, Grammer and Patricia Heaton ("Everybody Loves Raymond") star as news anchors at a Pittsburgh television station.

"We are thrilled to continue our commitment to the best of U.S. comedy with this much sought after series," Ford said.

"We have high expectations for 'Back to You,' and we are very pleased to be working with Channel 4 to create a success story," Cornish added.