SANTA MONICA, Calif.
April 8, 2013
adds a cult favorite to its Tuesday night
Twisted Comedy Block
with the wildly popular ABC Studios comedy series
, licensing both seasons of the hour-long series for a complete 31 episode order.
will be the lead-in program at
9:00 PM ET
6:00 PM PT
to FEARnet's original half-hour comedy series
, which premieres its second season that same night at
10:00 PM ET
7:00 PM PT
. The announcement was made today by
, Vice President of Programming and Network Operations, FEARnet.
In addition to airing the series, FEARnet is producing a half-hour special reuniting some of the original cast and crew in which they will discuss the series' popularity, its finale and their rabid community of fans in a round-table format. Set to appear in the special are series stars
(The Devil), among others.
is the first off-network series that we have licensed for FEARnet. We are constantly looking for TV and cable properties that are still relevant, and that will resonate with our large base of fans, and
fits that criteria perfectly," said Shannon. "Many
viewers feel the show left too early, so we hope that they will enjoy our plans for the series and our
The quirky series focuses on the life of
(Harrison), a college drop-out who, on his 21
birthday, learns that he now must work as a bounty hunter for the Devil (Wise), as part of a deal made many years ago when Sam's parents offered up their firstborn son in exchange for good health for the ailing father.
TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL
) play Sam's slacker friends who help him in his new secret double-life of 'reaping' souls, using a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner as well as other modern household items.
Often noted by TV fan websites as a series that was cancelled too soon,
continues to enjoy a thriving community of devoted viewers who have rallied for the series to come back in syndication since its last network broadcast.
is a production of ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Company. The series was executive produced by
(ED, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
ED, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT),
(GREY's ANATOMY, CRIMINAL MINDS),
and iconic filmmaker
(CLERKS, JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK)
also directed the pilot.
is a multi-platform programming service delivering original and acquired horror, thriller and suspense content as a cable TV movie network, a video-on-demand outlet and web portal.
, a partnership among Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate Entertainment and Comcast Corporation, features a robust lineup of popular titles from major film studios and independents, encompassing 300 plus movie titles a year, including 14 world television and 22 theatrical broadcast premieres. The Network is distributed to U.S. cable subscribers across the country on various systems and is often ranked as the number-one free HD VOD movie service available in more than 27 million homes. The website, FEARnet.com, ranks as one of the most popular sites in the genre category among total uniques and duration per visit. Follow
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