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TBS picks up The Office reruns

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 21st 2007 7:08PM
the officeTBS is adding The Office into its repertoire of nightly comedy reruns starting this fall. There aren't a whole lot of details yet, like whether the net is going to be running all three seasons, and how many episodes will air each week.

TBS prides itself on its evening comedy line-ups and I have to admit that I often get sucked in to watching some of my favorite episodes of Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends. I can definitely see myself doing that with reruns of The Office, too. The net also plays reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, and Sex and the City. Even though I don't particularly like those last three shows, it's nice to see The Office joining their ranks as classic comedies.

Fox-owned stations will also get to start playing The Office reruns during local access starting fall of 2009.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant must be thrilled. Syndication can make some big money for them.

**UPDATE: TBS also bought My Name is Earl. Reruns start in fall 2009.

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CBS to air 'encore' episode of The Unit

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 10th 2006 8:02AM
dennis haysbert the unitCBS is trying to build on the great ratings it had for the premiere of The Unit on Tuesday night, by offering an 'encore' episode of the pilot this Saturday. The Unit premiered up against new ABC comedy Sons & Daughters and against ratings juggernauts American Idol and House. So, while it didn't beat AI or the unfriendly doc, it did kick ABC's sorry butt by more than 10 million viewers. The Unit, about a covert, special ops miltiary unit, stars former 24 president Dennis Haysbert and is executive produced by genius playwright David Mamet.

The sad thing about this is the general consensus (and Jonathan's review) that The Unit really sucks, while Sons & Daughters is terrific (just ask Joel).

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