Everybody Loves Raymond, the long-running CBS sitcom based on comedian Ray Romano's stand-up comedy, has been purchased for syndication by TBS. The cable network paid a fee of $650,000 per episode for the nine-season comedy. TBS will have rerun rights to Raymond through 2016.
Over the course of it's nine-year run, Raymond garnered multiple emmy awards and was consistently rated in the top ten shows.
In 1998, TBS set a syndication sales record when it paid $1 million dollars per episode for the "show about nothing," Seinfeld. Then again, the '90s were crazy, dawg.