Court TV’s Detectives Head to U.K.


Court TV’s Psychic Detectives is making a trek across the pond.

The programmer has inked a deal with international distributor RDF Rights to license the show to Sci Fi UK. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, runs through August 2006 and covers all 25 installments of the series.

Launching in February 2004, Psychic Detectives has averaged a 0.9 household rating for Court TV thus far in 2005, according to network officials. The show received a promotional boost Stateside in June when installments aired on NBC.

Psychic Detectives is one of our highest-rated series, and by bringing it to the United Kingdom, we’re really broadening the reach of our programming into key territories,” Court TV senior director of international distribution and co-production Jennifer Buzzelli said in a prepared statement. “We hope that the show will generate as much buzz overseas as it has here in the United States.”