MyNetworkTV scores off-network rights for AMC's hit drama
AMC's “The Walking Dead” will make its broadcast television debut on MyNetworkTV stations this fall, the networks said in a joint statement Wednesday.
Two previously-aired episodes of the No. 1 scripted cable drama will run on MyNetworkTV, one night per week.
“This agreement extends the reach of the number one show on television among adults 18-49 by giving viewers primetime access to ‘The Walking Dead’ with back-to-back episodes on broadcast television one night a week,” AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement.
MyNetworkTV, a broadcast programming service owned by 21st Century Fox, provides Fox Television Stations affiliates with 10 hours of content Monday through Friday.
“It's not often you get to add the hottest show on the planet to your lineup. We just did, and it's a tremendous get for our stations,” Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming for FOX Television Stations said.
“The Walking Dead” has only aired about half of the traditional syndication benchmark of 100 episodes. Terms of the off-network agreement were not revealed in Wednesday's announcement.
A premiere date for “The Walking Dead” on MyNetworkTV has yet to be announced.