The WB 100+ picks up Bernie Mac

The WB 100+ has acquired the off-network rights to Twentieth Television’s The
Bernie Mac Show
for 2005.

The show is likely to air in access, paired with Sony Pictures Television’s The King of
, debuting in syndication this fall.

Representatives from The WB 100+ would not comment on license fees.

Warner Bros.’ Will & Grace is the other off-net sitcom aired by
The WB 100+, which is comprised of cable-delivered television stations that
supply The WB Television Network to markets ranked No. 100 and smaller.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). 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.