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Syfy acquires sanitized 'Spartacus' repeats
If you were intrigued by Starz' bloody, gory, sexy "Spartacus," but didn't want to deal with the blood, gore or sex, Syfy has you covered.
Syfy announced this week that it has acquired the basic cable rights to all 39 episodes of "Spartacus" -- three seasons and a six-part prequel -- and will begin airing them on Thursday, June 26 following new episodes of "Defiance" and "Dominion."
“Our strategy of acquiring hit shows to complement our premium original scripted series has really resonated with our audience," blurbs Syfy SVP of Programming Chris Regina. W"ith its action-soaked storylines and powerful characters, 'Spartacus' will be a dynamic addition to our schedule."
Syfy didn't explain how much "Spartacus" will still remain after the nudity, obscenity and violence have been trimmed to basic cable standards.