Debmar-Mercury Acquires ‘ALF’ Distribution Rights

Jan 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Debmar-Mercury has acquired domestic television distribution rights for the classic 1980s sitcom “ALF” from Patchett Kaufman Entertainment. The announcement was made Jan. 5 by Debmar-Mercury’s Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein. Debmar-Mercury is making the show’s 101 episodes available for all media, including broadcast, cable and video-on-demand.

“ALF”, which aired on NBC for four seasons, from 1986 until 1990, was the family-friendly story of an alien whose spaceship crashes in the garage of the Tanner family. The family takes him in and dubs him “ALF,” short for “Alien Life Form.” The show also spawned a cartoon series and TV movie special.

Debmar-Mercury distributes the Comedy Central sitcom “South Park” in syndication and licenses a number of properties, including Sci Fi Channel’s “Farscape” and USA Network’s “The Dead Zone.”