AMC has picked up its first off-net show, boosting that show’s chances for renewal on CBS’ primetime lineup, reports Deadline.com.
Writes Nellie Andreeva, "The deal with CBS Television Distribution, said to be worth tens of millions of dollars, covers the existing 10 seasons of ‘CSI: Miami’ as well as Seasons 11 and 12 if produced. (Today’s deal certainly increases the chances of the show continuing on CBS beyond the current 10th season).
"With the exception of Seasons 11 and 12, which AMC would get exclusively, the pact is non-exclusive. A&E, which had been the exclusive cable home of ‘CSI: Miami,’ will continue to air the show from 6 AM-4 PM. AMC is getting fringe and primetime rights with a 4 PM-6 AM window.
"The drama starring David Caruso will make its debut on AMC on January 2 at 5 PM and will air in the hour Monday through Friday."