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Legally Blonde Heads to Syndication

Tribune Television and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. are teaming up to develop MGM theatrical hit Legally Blonde into a syndicated weekly hour for TV. 

The series, targeted for a fall 2005 launch, will be produced and distributed internationally by MGM, which will also handle domestic cable distribution. Tribune will handle domestic broadcast distribution.

The series follows Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon in the movie), "Bel Air’s favorite pink-clad blonde, and her equally stylish Chihuahua, Bruiser."

No word on casting or deal points.

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.