‘CSI: NY’ Gets Spike TV Off-Net Run

Nov 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Less than two months after its series premiere, it looks like CBS’s “CSI: NY” has found a home in syndication with Spike TV.

Sources said Spike TV, a Viacom corporate cousin to the series’ distributor King World, was making a record-breaking deal of almost $2 million per episode to bring the show to cable.

“CSI: NY” is the second spinoff from the procedural drama “CSI,” which is produced by CBS Productions and Alliance Atlantis Communications in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The first “CSI” is currently stripped on Spike TV, while “CSI: Miami” has been sold to cable network A&E for $1.25 million an episode.

Spokespeople for both King World and Spike TV refused to comment on the deal.