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'Raymond' to join TV Land lineup

  |   Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- TV Land says it plans to start airing reruns of the Emmy Award-winning U.S. comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond" in March.

Starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts and the late Peter Boyle, the show originally ran on CBS from September 1996 to May 2005. It is to debut on the cable network TV Land March 18, after which it is expected to join the schedule for a prime time block each week night starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

"We're excited to begin airing 'Everybody Loves Raymond' so that we can infuse our schedule with a fan favorite, giving us a great lead-in audience for our newest original series 'First Love, Second Chance,'" Jaclyn Cohen, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions for TV Land, said in a statement Tuesday. "Our acquisitions of beloved television staples are critical to TV Land's success as they transition viewers into our new original content. We are sure that our viewers will love this 'Raymond' and 'First Love' pairing as both shows have the common thread of showing relationships in all their glory -- the good and the bad."

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