Sony Pictures Television Sells Rules Of Engagement Cable Syndication Rights To
Turner For January 2, 2013 Debut
Series Previously Sold to Tribune, CBS, Weigel in Top 3 Markets and Cleared in
96% of the U.S.
CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012
CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Pictures Television
has sold the cable syndication rights to the CBS hit comedy series Rules of
Engagement to Turner Broadcasting's TBS, it was announced today by John
Weiser, President of U.S. Distribution, Sony Pictures Television.
"We recently shot 100^th episode, which speaks to the ongoing appeal of this
series and its cast," said Weiser. "This show consistently outperforms its
competition in adult demos and households and we're very excited to be
partnering with our friends at Turner Broadcasting."
A consistent performer in every time slot for CBS during its broadcast network
run, Rules of Engagement has grown in its time period for each of its five
seasons as the #1 CBS network comedy in repeatability.
The series is currently airing in broadcast syndication in 96% of the country
on leading stations in major markets including New York (Tribune), Los Angeles
(KCAL9/CBS) and Chicago (WCIU-TV/Weigel).
Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female
relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam
(Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich), a long-time married pair, Jeff
(Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price), and a single guy on the prowl,
Russell (David Spade) and his assistant, Timmy (Adhir Kalyan).
Tom Hertz, Doug Robinson and Jack Giarraputo serve as executive producers on
"Rules of Engagement" which is produced by Happy Madison Productions and CBS
Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.
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series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas,
comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production
companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32
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feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households
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premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media
sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier
national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in
SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including
FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.
SOURCE Sony Pictures Television
Contact: Marianne Romano, Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-6467,
Marianne_romano@spe.sony.com; or Gabriella Alaimo Thomas, Sony Pictures
Television, +1-310-244-3538, Gabriella_alaimo@spe.sony.com
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