AMC has made a pact with MyNetworkTV to give the broadcaster an exclusive off-net debut on the series starting this fall.
According to The Wrap, AMC’s The Walking Dead will make its broadcast television debut on MyNetworkTV stations this fall. Two previously-aired episodes of the zombie drama will run on the network, one per week.
Charlie Collier, the AMC president, said in a statement, “This agreement extends the reach of the number one show on television among adults 18-49 by giving viewers prime time access to The Walking Dead with back-to-back episodes on broadcast television one night a week.” He continued by adding: “The Walking Dead has grown in each of its first four seasons on AMC, and we look forward to exposing this compelling story and these unforgettable characters to new fans on MyNetworkTV.”
MyNetworkTV, a broadcast programming service owned by 21st Century Fox, provides Fox Television Stations affiliates with 10 hours of content Monday through Friday.Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming for FOX Television Stations declared: “It’s not often you get to add the hottest show on the planet to your lineup. We just did, and it’s a tremendous get for our stations.”
This first off-net deal for The Walking Dead comes at the end of its fourth season as it hits 51 episodes. The series still remain the TV’s top-rated program among adults 18-49, as noted by The Hollywood Reporter.