Ion Acquires 'Cold Case' from Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Ion Television continues to expand its lineup with the acquisition of all seven seasons of Cold Case in a non-exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

Ion plans to strip the procedurual in primetime, beginning early next year, according to a network spokeswoman. Financial terms were not disclosed. The former CBS drama currently runs Tuesday nights on MyNetwork TV. TNT also holds Cold Case rights, but is currently not airing the show.

In addition to all 156 episodes of Cold Case, the agreement extends Ion's rights to WBTV's drama Without a Trace. The network is currently airing Without a Trace in late-night.

"Cold Case is a proven Warner Bros. drama which features diverse self-contained stories and a very relatable cast that resonates with our audience and fits well with our syndicated series expansion strategy," said Brandon Burgess, CEO, Ion Media Networks. "Ion's goal is to offer a 24/7 quality entertainment schedule, one with the breadth and quality that also allows us to seamlessly add original series."