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TV One Gets The Hughleys

Twentieth Television sold sitcom The Hughleys to TV One.

TV One gets cable rights to 89 episodes of The Hughleys, which ran on ABC for three years (1998-2002), in a multiyear deal. The series launches April 7 and will air twice daily Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

TV One recently bought a package of 120 "best-of" episodes of Divorce Court from Twentieth, which began airing last month weekdays from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

The African-American-targeted channel was launched in 2004. Its backers include Comcast and DirecTV.

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.