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'Glee,' 'Modern Family' Finalizing Syndication Deals

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 29th 2010 9:40AM
glee syndication foxGet ready for more 'Glee' and 'Modern Family,' as the freshman comedies are about to join the ranks of 'Two and a Half Men' and 'The Big Bang Theory' with lucrative cable syndication deals.

Producer 20th Century Fox TV is finalizing separate deals for the cable rights to both shows with Oxygen and the USA Network, reports Deadline.

Oxygen is reportedly paying six figures an episode to land Fox's 'Glee,' plus the rights to air the planned reality series that will feature performers competing for a spot on the show's upcoming second season. (Yep, that's still happening!). Word is that Oxygen will take over the reality project from Fox and 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy, who want to focus on developing the show's second season.

The deal would also see Oxygen nabbing some additional 'Glee'-related original programming and a station component, giving the growing 'Glee' brand another outlet on the tube.

USA, looking to expand its half-hour comedy holdings, is close to securing the rights to ABC's 'Modern Family,' which it will most likely pair with 'Driven,' its new sitcom project from 'Designing Women' creator Linda Bloodworth and starring comedian Ron White.

Both deals have yet to be finalized, with the shows' cable premiere dates still up in the air.

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I thought shows had to produce at least 100 episodes to syndicate. Modern Family is good, but it's got a long way to go to reach 100!

June 29 2010 at 10:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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