'Reaper' might not be dead yet


Faced with imminent demise at the CW, "Reaper's" producer, ABC Studios, is in talks with CW affiliates about continuing it as a syndicated series on Sunday night.

Although "Reaper" has been a ratings underperformer on the network, most CW stations love the quirky series, which enjoys a rabid fan base.

The studio also is exploring an afterlife on cable, but both scenarios are considered a long shot: "Reaper" creators/exec producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have inked an overall deal with 20th TV, and co-star Tyler Labine is in the newly picked-up Fox series "Sons of Tucson." (partialdiff)