WE tv announced today that it has secured cable rights to three successful sitcoms: “Frasier,” from CBS TV Distribution; “Roseanne,” from Carsey-Werner TV Distribution; and “Will & Grace,” from Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution.
The network will roll out the shows over the next two years, leading off with “Frasier,” set to debut this Friday, April 8. WE tv will launch “Frasier Fridays,” running back-to-back episodes of the show from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
“Roseanne” will follow in 2012, with “Will & Grace” lined up for 2013.
Elizabeth Doree, senior vice president of programming for WE tv and Wedding Central, said in a statement: “The strategy of acquiring these shows was borne out of the success WE tv has achieved with ‘Golden Girls.’ This new crop of series gives WE tv yet another opportunity to present viewers with strong female characters, set against the backdrop of humorous, real-life situations.”