'Christine' set for syndication
Comedy cleared in 70% of the countryThree weeks after it secured a fifth season pickup by CBS, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" has been sold in broadcast syndication.
Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution has sold the syndication rights for the Warner Bros. TV-produced sitcom to stations representing over 70% of the country, including Tribune Broadcasting, which will carry "Christine" on its flagship stations WPIX-TV in New York and KTLA in Los Angeles.
The first five seasons of "Christine," starring Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has also been sold to stations owned by CBS Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Fox Television Stations, ACME, Hearst and Gannett.
The series' off-network syndicated launch is slated for fall 2010. It will air as a daily strip with two half-hour weekend telecasts.
Additionally, WBDTD announced additional station clearances for HBO's comedies "Entourage" and "Curb your Enthusiasm," bringing their reach to more than 70% of the U.S.