Sci Fi nabs ‘Xena’ for mini-marathon

Skein to replace 'The Sentinel'

NEW YORK — Sci Fi Channel has acquired the off-network rights to 86 episodes of the syndicated series “Xena: Warrior Princess” from Studios USA TV Distribution, the cabler announced Monday.

As part of Sci Fi’s “Four-Play” programming strategy of scheduling mini-marathons of sci-fi series Monday through Wednesday nights in four-hour blocks, the net will air four back-to-back episodes of “Xena” each Tuesday night, beginning Feb. 1. The one-hour series, which stars Lucy Lawless, will replace “The Sentinel.”

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