Fox O&Os sign MGM’s ‘Stargate’

The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998.

The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show a broadcast TV clearance in nearly 40% of U.S. TV households and 14 of the top 20 markets.

Showtime has given MGM a 44-episode order for “Stargate SG-1,” as it has over the past two years for MGM’s “The Outer Limits” and “Poltergeist: The Legacy.” Both of those weekly dramas were picked up by some of the Fox O&Os, but while “Outer Limits” has performed well for the Fox stations, there’s no word yet whether “Poltergeist” will be back for a second year on the O&Os.

More TV

  • Geoffrey C. Ward speaks on stage

    'Vietman War' Writer Geoffrey C. Ward Honored by Writers Guild of America East

    The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998. The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show […]

  • Amazon Passes on Comedy Pilots 'Sea

    Amazon Passes on Comedy Pilots 'Sea Oak,' 'The Climb' and 'Love You More'

    The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998. The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show […]

  • NCIS New Orleans

    TNT Acquires Rerun Rights to 'NCIS: New Orleans'

    The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998. The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show […]

  • Handmaids Tale Marvelous Mrs Maisel SMILF

    'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' 'SMILF' Usher in New Era of Golden Globes Nominees

    The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998. The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show […]

  • Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to

    Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Dec. 18, 2017

    The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998. The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show […]

  • John Skipper Resigns

    Jemele Hill and More ESPN Staffers React to John Skipper's Resignation

    The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998. The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show […]

  • TV Ratings: 'A Christmas Story Live'

    TV Ratings: 'A Christmas Story Live' Hits Lowest Viewership for Any Live Broadcast Musical

    The Fox O&O group has picked up MGM’s latest Showtime drama series, “Stargate SG-1,” for a two-year deal beginning in fall 1998. The Richard Dean Anderson-starrer, based on MGM’s 1994 sci-fi sleeper “Stargate,” got off to a promising start on pay cabler Showtime this month. MGM’s deal with Fox’s 22 owned-and-operated stations gives the show […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content