On the heels of the show’s cancellation by CBS, Twentieth Television has sold one-hour drama, The Unit, in 56% of the country, Twentieth said Tuesday.
Thus far, The Unit has been cleared in more than 30 markets, including all of the top 15. Station groups purchasing the show include the Fox- and CBS-owned station groups, as well as the Scripps, Tribune, Hearst Argyle, Meredith, Journal, Block, Local TV, Freedom and Gray station groups.
Through its four seasons, The Unit aired on CBS.
The show stars Dennis Haysbert and Scott Foley and follows a covert team of Special Forces operatives as they risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe. It’s executive produced by Shawn Ryan, Vahan Moosekian, and David Mamet, who also created the series, and produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
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Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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