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'Ghost Whisperer' syndication rights land at net

Ion Television is continuing to ramp up its off-net offerings, inking a deal with CBS Television Distribution for the broadcast syndication rights to "Ghost Whisperer."

The news follows last week's announcement that Ion had acquired rights to "Criminal Minds," also from CBS. The network is planning to air "Ghost" in primetime starting next year.

"Together with recent acquisitions like 'Boston Legal' and 'Criminal Minds,' 'Ghost Whisperer' extends our reach to a broad, upscale adult 25-54 demographic," Ion Media Networks chairman and CEO Brandon Burgess said.