or


[06/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
Tribune Broadcasting Acquires Off-Network Rights to Two and a Half Men from Warner BroS. Domestic Television Distribution

[via press release from Warner Bros. Television]

Tribune Broadcasting Acquires Off-Network Rights to Two And A Half Men From Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution

June 22, 2006

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has licensed the off-network television rights to the hit comedy Two and a Half Men to all Tribune Broadcasting stations for a fall 2007 launch, it was announced today by Dick Robertson, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution; Jim Paratore, President, Telepictures Productions and Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution; and John Reardon, President, Tribune Broadcasting. In a unique multi-platform distribution agreement, Tribune stations, in addition to the off-network broadcast rights, will have the right to stream five episodes of the series each week on their own websites free to viewers. (The online distribution component was announced by WBDTD in May.)

"Two and a Half Men is the first A-list comedy to enter syndication since Everybody Loves Raymond," said Robertson. "There are precious few programs that come into the syndication marketplace that can move the needle on television stations' ratings, and this is one of them."

"Sitcoms are the only genre in broadcast syndication to retain their young audience over the last 12 years," said Paratore. "We're happy Tribune agrees with us that Two and a Half Men is one of those shows that has the potential to be a station maker." "The show fits our programming needs very well," added Reardon. "High-quality off-net sitcoms are valuable content, so acquiring Two and a Half Men was an easy decision. It's a clear winner that will help our local stations build viewership and revenues."

Two and a Half Men finished the 2005-06 season, its third, as the number one network sitcom among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Viewers 2+. The series was also the only sitcom in seven seasons to build on its 9 p.m. Everybody Loves Raymond lead-in in key demos and didn't miss a beat when it was moved to the 9 p.m. anchor timeslot in CBS's Monday night lineup.

Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer star in Two and a Half Men, a comedy about men, women, sex, dating, divorce, mothers, single parenthood, sibling relations, surrogate families, money and, most importantly, love. More specifically, it's about the life of two brothers, a son/nephew and the many women who surround them all. The series is from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television.





  [june 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)





[06/29/16 - 12:28 PM]
Golf Channel Posts Most-Watched Second Quarter Ever
Golf Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/29/16 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Renews "Preacher" for an Expanded Second Season
The Sony Pictures Television-AMC Studios co-production is the #2 new series on cable this year among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

[06/29/16 - 11:40 AM]
LMN Debuts Drama Series "Blue: A Secret Life," Starring Julia Stiles on July 8
The project was originally commissioned in the US as "Blue," a three-season, short-form series for online channel WIGS.

[06/29/16 - 11:02 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Tallulah" - Trailer & Key Art Debut
Ellen Page and Allison Janney co-star in the project, which will debut on July 29.

[06/29/16 - 10:01 AM]
Sara Bareilles, DNCE and Pitbull Join All-Star Lineup of Performers for NBC's Annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
Returning to emcee the broadcast are "Today" show co-hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall.

[06/29/16 - 10:01 AM]
HBO and Cinemax Bring Four Series to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016
The HBO series "Game of Thrones," "Silicon Valley" and "Vice Principals" and the Cinemax series "Outcast" are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions.

[06/29/16 - 09:29 AM]
The Second Season of Pop's "Sing It On" Premieres on Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT
The eight-episode docu-series showcases the real-life stories of four wickedly talented and highly charismatic collegiate a cappella teams.

[06/29/16 - 09:02 AM]
Ovation TV Sets Revolutionary Programming Stunt for Bastille Day, July 14
"Pardon Our French!," Ovation's day-long programming event, will feature French-themed films, documentaries and exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes footage from "Versailles."

[06/29/16 - 09:02 AM]
"Squidbillies" Season 10 Premieres Sunday, July 10 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
This season features all-new covers of the theme song each week from a variety of musical artists including Father John Misty, Kurt Vile, The B-52s, Sharon Van Etten, Jimmy Cliff and Rebecca Schiffman.

[06/29/16 - 08:51 AM]
Stewart Copeland of The Police Rocks Out in Travel Channel's "Island Fever"
In the hour-long special, Copeland dives headfirst into the Java Sea to surf Bali's famous waves, drinks local moonshine in the rice fields and jams with a Balinese gamelan drumming group.

[06/29/16 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Once Again Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock wins the night in adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[06/29/16 - 08:03 AM]
Dave Navarro to Be First Male Honoree at Investigation Discovery's Annual "Inspire a Difference" Event in October
Navarro will join such former honorees as Marcia Gay Harden, Rosario Dawson, Angie Harmon and Kristin Chenoweth.

[06/29/16 - 08:00 AM]
E!'s Hit Series "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry" Returns Wednesday, August 17 at 8PM ET/PT for a Powerful New Season
Kris Jenner, Moby, Tori Spelling, Roselyn Sanchez, Kevin McHale, Carole Radziwill, Austin Mahone, Jewel and Lil John are among those featured this season.

[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 02:37 PM]
Sarah Gadon to Star in Netflix and CBC Miniseries "Alias Grace"
The six-hour miniseries, inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks, is written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron.