Following up its recent acquisition of Gilmore Girls, ABC Family has
secured the exclusive cable-TV rights to ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids
beginning in 2008.
The deal with Buena Vista Television, terms of which were not disclosed,
gives ABC Family the rights to up to 165 episodes. Sources estimated that the
network is paying more than $300,000 per installment.
Now in its fourth season, the series -- starring Damon Wayans and Tisha
Campbell-Martin -- will begin airing in broadcast syndication in fall