TV One, a cable channel that targets black viewers, said Monday that it has acquired rerun rights to a slew of movies and TV series, including such films as The Color Purple and Malcolm X, and UPN sitcoms All of Us and Eve.
The multiyear deal, with Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution, marks the biggest programming acquisition for the network in its two-year history.
TV One said the agreement marks the first time it has obtained off-network rights to sitcoms currently airing on a broadcast network. It can begin airing All of Us and Eve in the fall, which will mark their off-network premieres. Both shows are now in their third seasons, but face an uncertain future. The CW, the new network launching in the fall with the merger of WB Network and UPN, hasn't yet announced whether either show will be on its schedule for the 2006-07 season ...Read more