The Hallmark Channel has bought a shared window to reruns of Twentieth TV’s “Judging Amy” and will start running it every weekday in primetime beginning Feb. 28.
Parties declined to discuss license fees, but one source said Hallmark will pay about $400,000 an episode.
“Amy” reruns now play twice a day on TNT, at noon and 1 p.m., while original episodes of the series continue to air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS.
Three years ago, TNT pre-bought “Amy” for $550,000 an hour covering the first six years of the show’s CBS run, which will come after the 2005-06 season.
“Amy” reruns kicked off on TNT in the fall of 2003. In recognition of the fact that TNT is allowing Hallmark to share the run, Twentieth will shave off an undisclosed percentage of the license fee to TNT.