Walker, Texas Ranger joins the lineup of multicast network H&I Monday, Oct. 18. Starring Chuck Norris, Walker, Texas Ranger will air seven days a week. It will be on 6-9 p.m. ET/PT on weekdays, then 8-10 a.m. ET/PT Saturdays and 4-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The series is inspired by the 1983 western Lone Wolf, McQuade, which also starred Norris. Walker, Texas Ranger follows the crime-stopping adventures of Sgt. Cordell Walker (Norris) and his partner and best friend Jimmy Trivette (Clarence Gilyard). “Known for its high-octane action sequences featuring iconic explosions, fistfights and slow-motion stunts,” H&I said, “the series combined the thrill of action movies with the old wisdom of the Wild Wild West.”
Walker, Texas Ranger debuted on CBS in 1993 and aired for eight seasons. There was a 2005 made-for-television film, Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, a 1999 spinoff, Sons of Thunder, and three novels. A reboot of the original series premiered on The CW earlier this year, starring Jared Padalecki. Season two of Walker starts on The CW Oct. 28.
Short for Heroes & Icons, H&I is part of Weigel Broadcasting. H&I shows include House, Monk, MacGyver and Nash Bridges.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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