Bravo Rolls a Six3/10/2006 4:11 AM Eastern
Home Box Office’s Six Feet Under has found a new life on Bravo.
The NBC Universal-owned network acquired exclusive broadcast rights to 63 episodes of the quirky hour-long drama, officials said Friday.
Bravo declined to comment on what it’s paying for Six, but published reports put the deal at about $15 million, or roughly $250,000 per episode for the drama’s five seasons. That price is in the same ballpark as what A&E Network forked over per episode for reruns of Fox’s 24.
Bravo is no stranger to running off-network shows, including another series from HBO several years ago. Bravo acquired the rights to and aired HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, as well as NBC’s The West Wing.
Bravo will begin telecasting Six later this year, in the fall.
“Six Feet Under represents the artistic, creative and critically acclaimed series that defines Bravo’s programming,” president Lauren Zalaznick said in a prepared statement. “The phenomenon that hooked so many HBO viewers will be brought back to ‘life’ on our air, now available to more than 80 million households, with its signature dark situational humor and dramatic irony.”