HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Has Life on Lifetime
September 24, 2008 by Kath Skerry
After a highly competitive bidding war, Lifetime bought the exclusive cable rerun rights to “How I Met Your Mother”. Alas, you’ll be holding on to your remotes for awhile, our gang won’t be heading to Lifetime until 2010.
The terms per The Hollywood Report is a four-year licensing deal including up to eight seasons, should the CBS comedy run that long, and $725,000 per episode. “Mother” had a big Monday season debut, jumping 21% from last season. Yay gang!
Per The Hollywood Reporter: JoAnn Alfano, Lifetime’s new executive vp entertainment, said “Mother” is a good fit for the network’s lineup. “It’s fresh and contemporary,” she said. “There are not a lot of shows out there that are right for us, so it was really important to go after this.”
She added that “Mother” could serve as a launching pad for new original series.
“For me, to be able to develop like sitcoms with this kind of voice is exciting,” she said. “The direction we want to go in for acquisitions is to not only allow us to fresh up our comedy block but also launch original series.”
–as reported by Jen