or


[03/26/04 - 12:00 AM]
'Smallville,' 'Jamie Kennedy' Repeats Head to ABC Family
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC Family has scooped up the cable rights to the WB's "Smallville" in a deal valued north of $26.4 million, beating out competiting bids from Sci Fi Channel and Spike TV.

The cable channel will pay about $400,000 per episode for the series, slightly less than it shelled out for the off-network rights to "Gilmore Girls" ($425,000 per episode) back in January 2003. Distributor Warner Bros. Television is also expected to sell a weekend play of "Smallville" to local stations across the country beginning in the fall of 2005.

In addition, ABC Family has snagged the cable rights to fellow WB series "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" for about $200,000 per episode. Both "Smallville" and "Jamie Kennedy" are currently in their third seasons on the Frog.

The duo, along with "Gilmore Girls," will all kick off their five-night-a-week runs this fall on ABC Family.

For those interested, here's a look at how "Smallville" and "Jamie Kennedy's" deals stack up when compared to other recent cable pacts (amounts listed are per episode fees):

$1,600,000 - "C.S.I." (Spike TV)
$1,550,000 - "Law & Order: S.V.U." (USA)
$1,350,000 - "Without a Trace" (TNT, fall 2004/2006)
$1,025,000 - "C.S.I.: Miami" (A&E, fall 2004/2006)
$900,000 - "ER" (TNT)
$800,000 - "Crossing Jordan" (A&E)
$800,000 - "Law & Order" (TNT)
$700,000 - "N.Y.P.D. Blue" (TNT/Court TV)
$700,000 - "Third Watch" (A&E)
$600,000 - "Charmed" (TNT)
$600,000 - "Frasier" (Lifetime, March 2006)
$600,000 - "Malcolm in the Middle" (FX, Fall 2007)
$550,000 - "The X-Files" (TNT/Sci Fi)
$450,000 - "Sex and the City" (TBS, June 2004)
$425,000 - "Gilmore Girls" (ABC Family, Fall 2004)
$425,000 - "King of Queens" (TBS, Fall 2006)
$400,000 - "Dharma & Greg" (FX/ABC Family, Fall 2005)
$400,000 - "Smallville" (ABC Family, Fall 2004)
$315,000 - "My Wife and Kids" (ABC Family, Fall 2008)
$250,000 - "Angel" (TNT)
$250,000 - "Fear Factor" (FX, August 2004)
$200,000 - "Alias" (TNT, Fall 2005)
$200,000 - "J.A.G." (Hallmark, January 2005)
$200,000 - "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (ABC Family, Fall 2004)
$150,000 - "The Steve Harvey Show" (TBS)
$75,000 - "Yes, Dear" (TBS)





  [march 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ALIAS (ABC)
· ANGEL (WB)
· CHARMED (WB)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DHARMA & GREG (ABC)
· ER (NBC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· JAG (CBS)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· STEVE HARVEY SHOW, THE (WB)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)
· YES, DEAR (CBS)











[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.