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Oxygen inhales 'Glee' reruns, reality series
Oxygen is getting into the "Glee" business, acquiring basic cable syndication for the FOX hit, as well as a companion competition reality series based around the show.
The cable network announced earlier this week that "Glee" will make its cable debut on Oxygen in January 2011, beginning with a marathon of the show's second season to-that-point.
The unscripted companion reality series to discover the next "Glee" star will premiere in June of 2011.
"This is a unique syndication opportunity and we’re thrilled to be working on it with Oxygen," states Steve MacDonald, EVP, General Sales Manager, Basic Cable of Twentieth Television. "This deal not only provides viewers with the opportunity to see even more of the drama, comedy, song and dance that they have come to expect from 'Glee,' but also extends the reach of this pop-culture phenomenon’s brand through a new reality series."
Adds Oxygen Media President Jason Klarman, "'Glee' is the No. 1 hit show for women 18-34 and Generation O is obsessed with it."
"Glee" will return to FOX for its second season this fall. The musical dramedy has already been renewed for a third season.
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