The USA Network has acquired the network television rights to more than 30 Universal titles, including the action movie "Fast Five," the comedy "Bridesmaids" and the "Meet the Parents" sequel "Little Fockers," the network announced on Tuesday.
As part of the sizable deal, the acquired titles — which also include the Matt Damon movie "The Adjustment Bureau" — may also be run on other NBC Universal outlets such as NBC, Syfy, E! and Bravo.
Jay Blaney, USA's executive vice president, programming, acquisitions and scheduling, posited that the films will "provide a strategic platform for our originals, while complementing our brand of character-based entertainment." NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution vice president and general manager Frances Manfredi characterized the arrangement as "another win/win deal with USA."
USA has been flexing its acquisition muscles recently, having secured the off-network rights to "NCIS: Los Angeles" and the comedy "Modern Family," which will begin airing next year, to correspond with USA's exploration of original half-hour comedy.