MyNetworkTv has gained off-network rights to AMC’s popular series The Walking Dead as part of a syndication deal between AMC, Twentieth Television and Fox Television Stations.
MyNetworkTV will air two episodes from previously aired seasons of The Walking Dead on a designated weeknight on affiliated stations, the company said. The Walking Dead, now in its fifth season, is the most watched program on TV among adults 18-49, said network officials.
“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 Charlie Collier, AMC president. 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.”
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