Lifetime Gets Grey's


Lifetime bought the exclusive basic cable rights to Buena Vista's Grey's Anatomy for $1.2 million an episode beginning in fall, 2009. The women's network will start running episodes from Grey's' first season once a week in January 2007.

Industry speculation indicated Buena Vista was going to sell the show to both Oxygen and TNT, who would share the cable window, for $1 million an episode. Lifetime, which is half-owned by Buena Vista parent company Disney, bought Buena Vista's Desperate Housewives in April for about $500,000 an episode.