'SVU,' 'Cold Case' come to primetime

MyNetworkTV will add “Law & Order: SVU” and “Cold Case” to its primetime schedule this fall, the network announced Wednesday.

The News Corp.-owned property is filling its weeknight-only schedule entirely with double runs of syndicated drama hours. The rest of its schedule includes “Burn Notice,” “Without A Trace” and “Monk.”

“This season on MyNetworkTV the hour-long, franchise programs have proven to be popular with viewers,” said Paul Franklin, executive vp at MyNetworkTV. “Next season, for the first time, each night will feature a double-bill of television’s most established and successful hit series.”

Gone from the schedule are “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”

“SVU” will air on Monday and “Case” on Tuesday.

MyNetworkTV airs on stations covering 97% of the U.S.

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