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USA Gets Broadcast Rights to ‘Virgin’

Oct 14, 2005  •  Post A Comment

USA Network said last Friday it has acquired the rights to the first ad-supported broadcast of “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” the comedy that has drawn $104 million at the box office.

The movie is part of a three-film deal with sister company NBC Universal Television Distribution with an estimated value of $26 million. The other films are “The Skeleton Key” with Kate Hudson, which has done $47 million in ticket, and Joss Whedon’s “Serenity,” which has pulled down $18 million in the two weeks since its release.

USA also has the first airings of “Skeleton” and “Serenity.” The films become available in 2008. The deal allows NBC Universal to sell second windows for the films to another broadcast or cable outlet.