WGN America Buys Off-Network Rights to CBS Drama Series Deadline
WGN America, which has been building up its programming slate, has bought the off-network rights to the CBS drama series "Person of Interest," reports Nellie Andreeva on Deadline.com.
The show, which is in its third season, will start airing on WGN in the fall of 2015, marking the first time the network has bought the exclusive cable window to a syndicated show, the story points out.
The series "is the first high-profile network procedural drama to come down the pike in 2.5 years," the article notes. "Warner Bros. took its time with the well reviewed drama, waiting for the right time when more buyers were available. The company recently took 'POI' out to multiple cable networks, with WGN being the most aggressive, landing the series for what I hear is a license fee in the $1.1-1.5 million range per episode."