Sundance Channel Acquires 'My So-Called Life'

Clair Danes - My So Called Life Portrait - 1994

Claire Danes drama joins previously announced acquisition, HBO’s "The Comeback" with Lisa Kudrow.

Sundance Channel has acquired rerun rights to 90s cult hit My So-Called Life, the network announced Thursday. The series will bow April 25 at 11 p.m. and air Mondays at 11 p.m. 

“We love My So-Called Life because it’s both substantive and engaging,” Sarah Barnett, Sundance general manager and executive vp, said in a statement. “We’re delighted to bring back the series for the passionate audience that adored the show when it first premiered and we’re thrilled to introduce it to a whole new audience that can enjoy it for the first time. The timeless stories hold up brilliantly.”
My So-Called Life joins previously announced Sundance acquisition The Comeback, the Lisa Kudrow starrer that had a brief run on Showtime. The Marshall Herskovitz/Edward Zwick series, which starred Claire Danes and Jared Leto, was a critical success but a ratings failure airing only one season on ABC.
The acquisition comes in the wake of Rainbow-owned Sundance Channel’s upfront presentation during which Barnett announced a doubling of original programming hours in 2011 with seven new and returning series and two non-fiction series in active development.