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Hallmark Slates Walker, JAG

Hallmark Channel has slated October for the launch of off-net dramas Walker, Texas Ranger and JAG, both on CBS.

Under terms of the JAG deal, the cable channel has both cable-exclusive rights to prime time runs of the show, as well as repurposing rights to the originals one week after they air on CBS.

The deal for Walker, a new acquisition, is for a shared window with USA, which currently runs the show. Hallmark will get the rights to air it between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.