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Buena Vista Sells ‘Grey’s’ to Weekend Syndication

Nov 14, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s ratings-topping medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” has been sold to weekend syndication for a 2009 premiere.

Buena Vista Television has secured deals in 14 of the top 15 television markets, including several stations in the ABC-owned group.

“‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is having a phenomenal run on the ABC network and it has become a prized acquisition in the syndication marketplace,” said Jed Cohen, executive VP and general sales manager of Buena Vista. “We are thrilled that it has found a home on these fine stations in the top markets, which will provide an ideal launch platform for the blockbuster series.”

ABC stations on board include WABC-TV in New York; KABC-TV in Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, KGO-TV in San Francisco and KTRK-TV in Houston. Other stations include Fox-owned WFXT-TV in Boston and WTTG-TV in Washington, Cox-owned WSB-TV in Atlanta and Scripps property WXYZ-TV in Detroit.

“Grey’s,” which is in its third season, is currently the highest-rated show on television among households and adults 18 to 49. Shonda Rhimes is creator and executive producer. Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Peter Horton and Krista Vernoff are executive producers. The series is produced by Touchstone Television.