Syfy Acquires Rights To BBC's Merlin'
Season one of series ran on NBC in 2009
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/4/2010 11:06:16 AM
Syfy has acquired the U.S. rights to the BBC series Merlin from FremantleMedia Enterprises. The NBC Universal owned cable network picked up the rights to all 26 episodes of the series from its two seasons, and will premiere them on the channel in April 2010. The BBC has commissioned a third season which is not part of the deal.
The program may be familiar to some U.S. audiences, as the first season aired on NBC in summer 2009.
"A viewer favorite after only one season, Merlin will be a strong addition to our schedule this spring," said Thomas Vitale, executive VP of programming and original movies. "We expect its enthralling imaginative vision, engaging young talent, and rich production values to resonate with our audience."http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art..._s_Merlin_.php