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LONDON – In a multi-season deal with CBS Studios International, Viacom’s Comedy Central UK has acquired the exclusive TV rights in Britain to upcoming CBS comedies The Millers and We Are Men.
The Millers, which premieres in the U.S. in early October, stars Will Arnett as a newly divorced man who looks forward to single life until his parent’s marital problems derail his plans. It will get its U.K. debut on Oct. 14 in the 9:30 p.m. slot.
We Are Men, which debuts on Sept. 30, has a star-studded cast led by Tony Shaloub, Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn and Chris Smith. They play four single guys living in a short-term apartment complex who share their missteps in love.
Under the content agreement, Comedy Central UK also renewed its rights to The King of Queens and Rules of Engagement. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The deal was struck by Brad Wood, head of acquisitions, Comedy Central UK, and Stephen Tague, senior vp Europe, CBS Studios International.
“The Millers was the stand-out comedy at this year’s LA Screenings,” said Wood. “It’s a great fit with our current crop of U.S. and U.K. sitcoms. And it has the best Dirty Dancing scene we’ve seen since the original movie!”
“We are pleased to build on our long-term partnership with Comedy Central UK,” said Tague. “We Are Men and The Millers will provide Comedy Central UK’s audience with award-winning casts and CBS’s customary high-quality production values.”
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