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SCI FI to air 'Jericho' re-runs

Jan. 23, 2008 at 10:55 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- SCI FI Channel said it has acquired off-network cable rights to the U.S. drama series "Jericho" from CBS Television Distribution.

The deal provides SCI FI with the rights to the first and second seasons of the series.

"Jericho" will debut on SCI FI with a four-episode marathon Feb. 11 and is scheduled to begin airing in its regular time slot on Mondays at 10 p.m. EST Feb. 18.

"'Jericho' is a gripping science fiction series that SCI FI Channel is excited to add to our schedule," SCI FI's Thomas Vitale said in a statement. "Thanks to the passion and persistence of its loyal viewers who saved this program from being canceled, new viewers can now experience this show for the first time on the SCI FI Channel while CBS continues the story in its second season run starting this February."

"Jericho" is slated to begin its seven-episode, second season on CBS the day after SCI FI's first-season marathon.

Skeet Ulrich, Gerald McRaney, Pamela Reed, Lennie James, Michael Gaston and Kenneth Mitchell star in the show about residents of a small Kansas town who survive a nuclear attack.

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