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MyNetworkTV Sets Fall Schedule With New Additions ‘Walking Dead’ & ‘The Mentalist’

By | Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 12:35pm PDT

MyNetworkTV Sets Fall Schedule With New Additions ‘Walking Dead’ & ‘The Mentalist’MyNetworkTV has unveiled its fall lineup, including new additions AMC’s The Walking Dead and CBS’ The Mentalist. The network announced in March it had acquired off-network rights to the blockbuster zombie drama. The Walking Dead will air on Wednesday nights and The Mentalist on Thursday nights. In addition, Law & Order: SVU returns with back-to-back episodes on Monday nights, Law & Order: CI is back on Tuesday nights, while the two-hour block of Fox series Bones shifts to Friday nights. Check out the complete 2014-15 schedule here: Read More »

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MyNetworkTV Acquires Off-Network Rights To AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 1:33pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Walkers - The Walking Dead _ Season 4, Episode 11 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMCThe Walking Dead is headed to MyNetworkTV. The network has acquired off-network rights to the blockbuster AMC drama. The Walking Dead, currently the highest rated scripted series on TV in adults 18-49, will make its debut on MyNetworkTV in the fall, with two episodes from Seasons 1-3 airing back-to-back on one night a week. The network is later expected to get access to subsequent seasons of the zombie drama. “This agreement extends the reach of the number one show on television among adults 18-49 by giving viewers primetime access to The Walking Dead with back-to-back episodes on broadcast television one night a week,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “The Walking Dead has grown in each of its first four seasons on AMC, and we look forward to exposing this compelling story and these unforgettable characters to new fans on MyNetworkTV.” The last statement refers to the fact that many series get a ratings boost in their primary run after they launch in syndication, though that usually happens with major cable networks, like TNT TBS or USA, as the off-network partner.

This will be by far the highest profile series on MyNetworkTV, whose lineup features repeats of Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, House, Bones and Monk. “It’s not often you get to add the hottest show on the planet to your lineup,” Frank Cicha of the … Read More »

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