CBS' hit sitcoms "2 Broke Girls" and "Mike & Molly" have landed off-network deals, with "2 Broke Girls" airing on CBS Television Stations and Wiegel Stations, and TBS, and "Mike & Molly" also going to CBS Television Stations and Wiegel.
"2 Broke Girls" will begin airing on TBS in 2015, while the CBS/Wiegel premieres of "Mike & Molly" and "2 Broke Girls" are scheduled for Fall 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Both series are from Warner Bros. Television.
The CBS Television Stations/Wiegel Stations deal calls for the series to air on CBS stations in 13 major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Boston, and on Wiegel's Chicago and Milwaukee stations.
“We are thrilled to be in the sitcom business with the CBS Television Stations,” Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, said of the pact. “What a unique opportunity to be able to acquire two A-level sitcoms that will debut in consecutive years, having run on the same night on the number one broadcast network. CBS saw the power of such a purchase and pursued it.”
The TBS deal will add "2 Broke Girls" — which, in the 2011-2012 season, was the year's top new series in the advertiser-friendly 18-49 demographic as well as total viewers — to a growing comedy lineup that now includes the fellow CBS hit "The Big Bang Theory" and "Cougar Town," which it picked up from ABC earlier this year, as well as "Men at Work" and "Tyler Perry's for Better or Worse."
"When '2 Broke Girls' premiered last fall, it immediately found its audience and appeared to us to be a perfect fit for TBS," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. "We believe '2 Broke Girls' is poised to enjoy a long, successful run, and we look forward to adding it to the TBS line-up."