Two drama series that were fixtures of 1990s television are returning as nightly strips. The Heroes & Icons digital broadcast net announced that it will be running “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess” starting Feb. 8.
“Joining the H&I Network programming lineup weeknights and Saturdays, ‘Hercules: The Legendary Journeys’ will air weeknights at 6 p.m. ET and Saturdays at 3 p.m. ET. ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ will follow weeknights at 7 p.m. ET and Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET,” the network announced.
Said Neal Sabin, Vice Chairman of Weigel Broadcasting Co.: “’Hercules’ and ‘Xena’ further enhance the H&I brand by bringing two heroic fantasy series to the network. With the addition of these two series, as well as all five original ‘Star Trek’ franchises this fall, H&I becomes the new definitive TV destination for sci-fi, fantasy and adventure programming.”
Both shows premiered for their original syndication runs in 1995, with Kevin Sorbo playing Hercules and Lucy Lawless playing Xena. They became two of the most popular first-run syndicated programs worldwide.