News roundup: '30 Rock,' 'Old Christine,' 'CSI'
The two cable channels have locked up the off-network rights to the Emmy-winning
In other syndication news, Lifetime has picked up exclusive rights to
The deal gives Lifetime the exclusive cable rights for the entire run of the series; 88 episodes have already been produced. "Old Christine" will begin its cable run in fall 2010.
The showbiz trade papers peg the price at about $350,000 per episode, plus some ad-time considerations.
Zuiker and his company, Dare to Pass, have signed a first-look deal with CBS TV Studios. The two-year agreement calls for him to remain as an executive producer on all three "CSI" shows, but the primary focus is on developing new projects, the trade papers report.
Zuiker says he wants to focus on ideas that can carry from platform to platform so viewers can follow the show when it's not airing on TV.
Davis, who starred in HBO's