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Walker available for weekends

Walker, Texas Ranger will be available in syndication for weekends from
Sony Pictures Television in fall 2003, sources confirmed.

Terms of the deal will offer stations eight minutes of ad time to sell, with
six minutes going to national advertisers.

Currently, Walker airs on USA Network on afternoons and weeknights, and
it is the second-highest-rated off-net strip on cable, after Law &
Order
.

The show, which aired on CBS from 1993 through 2000, features action star Chuck
Norris. It began running on USA in syndication in 1997, after the cable network bought it in
1996 for $725,000 per episode.

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.