Twentieth Television Clears ’24’

Oct 14, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Twentieth Television announced Thursday it has cleared the Fox Network drama “24” on 18 major market stations, representing 34 percent of the United States, for a fall 2005 launch in off-net syndication.

The announcement was made by Paul Franklin, Twentieth Television executive VP, general sales manager, broadcast. Stations launching “24” include WCBS-TV in New York, KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, WBBM-TV in Chicago, KYW-TV and WPSG-TV in Philadelphia, KPIX-TV and KBHK-TV in San Francisco, KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV in Dallas and WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV in Detroit.

A majority of the stations will double-run the series. Twentieth Television is distributing “24” domestically with a 7 local/7 national barter split. The fourth season of “24” is scheduled to premiere in early 2005.