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Sony Pictures Television Sells Rules Of Engagement Cable Syndication Rights To Turner For January 2, 2013 Debut

Series Previously Sold to Tribune, CBS, Weigel in Top 3 Markets and Cleared in 96% of the U.S.

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CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Television has sold the cable syndication rights to the CBS hit comedy series Rules of Engagement to Turner Broadcasting's TBS, it was announced today by John Weiser, President of U.S. Distribution, Sony Pictures Television.

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"We recently shot our 100th episode, which speaks to the ongoing appeal of this series and its cast," said Weiser. "This show consistently outperforms its competition in adult demos and households and we're very excited to be partnering with our friends at Turner Broadcasting." 

A consistent performer in every time slot for CBS during its broadcast network run, Rules of Engagement has grown in its time period for each of its five seasons as the #1 CBS network comedy in repeatability. 

The series is currently airing in broadcast syndication in 96% of the country on leading stations in major markets including New York (Tribune), Los Angeles (KCAL9/CBS) and Chicago (WCIU-TV/Weigel).

Rules of Engagement is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich), a long-time married pair, Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price), and a single guy on the prowl, Russell (David Spade) and his assistant, Timmy (Adhir Kalyan).

Tom Hertz, Doug Robinson and Jack Giarraputo serve as executive producers on "Rules of Engagement" which is produced by Happy Madison Productions and CBS Television Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES TELEVISION

Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms.  In addition to one of the industry's largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT's worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households worldwide.  SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE's premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc.  SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT's syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation. 

SOURCE Sony Pictures Television



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