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Comedy Central Picks up Syndication Rights to ‘Archer’

Comedy Central signs a deal with Twentieth Television for the off-network rights to ‘Archer,’ basic cable’s second-highest-rated comedy among adults 18-49 and No.1 on FX.

Hit animated comedy Archer has landed a basic cable-to-basic cable syndication deal, according to a report by Deadline.

Comedy Central has signed a deal with Twentieth Television for the off-network rights to Archer, basic cable’s second-highest-rated comedy among adults 18-49 and No.1 on FX. The deal covers all existing seasons and includes commitments for future seasons of the spy ‘toon, which will begin airing on Comedy Central beginning as soon as May 2015.

For the first two years, Comedy Central will have exclusive window pre-midnight, while FXX has exclusivity post-midnight. After that there will be no exclusive windowing parameters.

FX groomed Archer for a syndication play last spring when it gave it a two-season, 26-episode pickup for Seasons 6 and 7. Archer, from FX Prods, was created by Adam Reed, who executive produces with Matt Thompson and their production company, Floyd County.

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