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Warner, Buena Vista skeins to U.K.’s C4

Deal includes 'Invasion,' 'Home,' 'Reunion'

U.K. terrestrial web Channel 4 has pacted with Warner Bros. Intl. Television Distribution and Buena Vista Intl. Television for a slew of new programming.

Warner deal includes hurricane drama “Invasion” from writer-exec producer Shaun Cassidy and director Thomas Schlamme; “Married … With Children”-esque family laffer “The War at Home”; and “Reunion,” following the lives of six people.

Channel 4 and its digital web E4 also hold the rights to broadcast forthcoming seasons of “The OC,” “One Tree Hill,” “The West Wing” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

From Buena Vista, Channel 4 and E4 have licensed “What About Brian,” about a commitment-phobic, thirtysomething man.

Previewed at last month’s Los Angeles Screenings, “What About Brian” comes from J.J. Abrams, the producer of “Lost,” which launches on Channel 4 and E4 in August.

“What About Brian” will launch midseason on ABC Stateside in January. Channel 4 and E4 air dates are yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, satcaster BSkyB’s Sky One channel has licensed free and basic cable television rights to Twentieth Century Fox’s dark forensic science dramedy “Bones,” starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.

“Bones” is exec produced by Barry Josephson and Hart Hanson. It will air on Sky One early next year.

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