Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution announced that it has sold the broadcast television syndication rights for the sitcom “The Middle” in more than 92% of the U.S.
Making the announcement today were company President Ken Werner and Executive Vice President/General Sales Manager Rick Meril.
Among the station groups acquiring the show are Tribune, Sinclair, CBS, Communications Corp., Raycom, Newport, Belo, Cox, Local TV, New Age Media, Titan, Grant, News Press & Gazette, Barrington, Mission, Venture, LIN, Pappas, Weigel and Acme.
Said Werner: “We are in a new golden age for sitcoms, both on the broadcast networks and syndication. Stations have been the bedrock destination for off-net sitcoms for generations and it is part of their heritage and brand. Our station partners recognized in ‘The Middle’ a compelling player that would energize their sitcom blocks in 2013 and beyond.”