'Everybody Loves Raymond' returns to TV

TV Land to air family sitcom in Prime programming block

CBS' former reigning comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond" is heading for primetime -- again. TV Land said Tuesday that it has landed primetime broadcast rights to the 15-time Emmy-winning sitcom beginning in June.

TV Land will air "Raymond's" 212 episodes in its Prime programming block targeting fortysomethings.

"'Everybody Loves Raymond' is one of TV's quintessential comedies, and we are thrilled to have the Barones join the TV Land family," TV Land president Larry Jones said.

In addition to "Raymond," TV Land has picked up the rights to "Boston Legal," "Home Improvement" and "The Nanny," all of which are set to air next year.

"Boston," starring William Shatner and James Spader, and "Improvement," starring Tim Allen and Patricia Richardson, are slated for the first quarter; "Raymond" will premiere in the second quarter; and "Nanny," with Fran Drescher, is set for the third quarter.

All will air as part of Prime.