Three critically acclaimed series — “Psych” and “Monk” from Universal Cable Productions and “House” from Universal Media Studios — have been acquired by ION Television, the channel announced today.
Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks, and Frances Manfredi, Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager, NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution, made the announcement.
“As part of the content package, ION Television attains the right to air six and future seasons of the detective series ‘Psych,’ marking the first time the series has been syndicated on a broadcast network. Meanwhile, the Emmy Award-winning series ‘Monk’ comes to ION with all eight complete seasons. Additionally, ION obtains rights to the Emmy Award-winning medical drama ‘House’ starting in fall 2012, airing two times per week for one year,” the companies said in the announcement.
Added Burgess: “We’re very pleased to be in business with NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution by having award-winning, high-quality series from Universal Media Studios, Universal Cable Productions and USA, which is one of cable’s most successful networks. These series fit particularly nicely with our network’s ‘Positively Entertaining’ positioning based on procedural dramas and movies.”