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Bravo Gets ‘Swingtown’ Reruns

September 28, 2008 8:41 PM

Swingtown

Set your DVRs to “groovy”: Bravo is giving viewers a chance to relive the 1970s. The NBC Universal-owned cable network has acquired the off-net rights to all 13 episodes of the CBS summer series “Swingtown.” The series will begin airing on Bravo later this fall. Bravo’s deal comes as CBS Paramount Network Television has been shopping “Swingtown” to various cable networks in an attempt to get a second season of the retro show. CBS hasn’t officially canceled “Swingtown,” but a renewal by the network is considered a long shot. The Bravo deal is a strict acquisition agreement brokered via CBS’ syndie division. However, optimists inside CBS Paramount are no doubt hoping that, if ratings for “Swingtown” on Bravo show some sizzle, the cable network might be convinced to begin producing original episodes. A Bravo executive, however, said the studio “is dreaming” if it thinks such a scenario will play out. The costs associated with making new episodes would be too high, and Bravo executives would likely want their first original hour to be a project that hadn’t aired on another network first. Still, if “Swingtown” does spark on Bravo, it might give other cable networks—or even CBS—an incentive to consider giving the show a second chance. As far as Blink is concerned, that would be dy-no-mite.

—Josef Adalian

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Comments (3)

angie:

This was a GREAT SHOW. Everything you watch now on TV, is killings, murders, etc...... why not show something REAL. This is show is about reality. It doesn't mean it's your reality.Everyone always has a choice in life..It also has GREAT MUSIC..........Please bring it back..AB

Catherine:

Bravo, you are sitting on a goldmine. Swingtown was the BEST

Rita:

Bravo thank you so much for giving "SWINGTOWN" a chance on your network. I am a fan of swingtown and not to mention I explore a lot of different tv shows on bravo which are very entertaining. Swingtown is also entertaining for me and my friends and hopefully we will continue to watch swingtown on Bravo. Again, thank you it was great pleasure to see the Reruns I am looking forward for new and exciting episodes.

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