TV One Gets The Hughleys

African-American-Targeted Cable Network Strikes Deal for Twentieth Television Comedy
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Twentieth Television sold sitcom The Hughleys to TV One.

TV One gets cable rights to 89 episodes of The Hughleys, which ran on ABC for three years (1998-2002), in a multiyear deal. The series launches April 7 and will air twice daily Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

TV One recently bought a package of 120 "best-of" episodes of Divorce Court from Twentieth, which began airing last month weekdays from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

The African-American-targeted channel was launched in 2004. Its backers include Comcast and DirecTV.