WGN America has bought the rerun rights to a CBS detective series. Variety reports that the network, which is working to build out its programming slate, secured the rights to "Elementary."
WGN’s purchase of the Sherlock Holmes detective series comes soon after it bought the rights to “Person of Interest,” another CBS drama, the story notes. “The deals are part of the effort by the new regime at Tribune to make over WGN America into a home for original and acquired drama series,” the piece adds.
The report notes: “The WGN America pact also ensures that ‘Elementary,’ now in its second year, will be renewed for a third season on CBS (not that there was much doubt).”
The reruns will likely begin after the show wraps up its third year on the network, the story adds.