CBS Crime Procedural Finds Cable Home

Aug 7, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A crime procedural that ran for six seasons on CBS has landed a deal for cable distribution, Deadline.com reports. CBS Television Distribution closed a deal to put “Numbers” on ION Television.

ION gets off-network rights to all 118 episodes, with a premiere date set for the 2012/2013 season.

In a statement, Brandon Burgess, CEO, ION Media Networks, said: “’Numbers’ aligns perfectly with our general entertainment schedule and is a natural next step in our syndicated series expansion strategy."

ION’s current lineup includes the off-network series "Flashpoint," "Criminal Minds," "Cold Case" and "Leverage."

"Numbers" stars Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, and was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton. Feature directors Ridley Scott and Tony Scott executive produced the series along with Heuton and Falacci.

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  1. ION should become the Procedural Channel. Not that it’s a bad thing – maybe if they could score CSI and L&O. I hope they pick up more of the cable originated series that would be ‘new’ to the growing number of viewers who only watch off-air television.

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