The Hallmark Channel has picked up classic TV series M*A*S*H from its current cable home on FX.
Hallmark will begin airing all 255 episodes in September 2003 and may run the
series across different dayparts.
Hallmark also acquired rights to the two-and-a-half hour season finale, the
most-watch show in TV history.
FX moved stalwart M*A*S*H into prime time line up last year to replace
struggling off-nets of Ally McBeal.
But the older-skewing series seems a
better match for Hallmark, which will now becomes M*A*S*H's exclusive cable