Twenthieth Television has sold their "20th Primetime Pics" weekly movie package to Tribune, CBS, Sinclair, Weigel, Newport, Capitol, Raycom, Nextstar, Griffin, Local TV and CW100 Plus stations for the 2011-2012 television season, according to a Wednesday announcement from Paul Franklin, EVP & General Sales Manager, Twentieth Television.
The package, containing 52 film titles from the 20th Century Fox Film library, has been picked up by over 156 stations encompassing 75% of the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Dallas.
The "20th Primetime Pics" will begin airing in fall 2011. Titles include Sideways, Entrapment, Speed, X3: X-Men The Last Stand and Aliens.
"The ‘20th Primetime Pics' is a true collection of blockbuster titles including action-packed adventures, edge-of-your seat thrillers, laugh-out-loud comedies, and family favorites. We are thrilled that, beginning next season, these films will be showcased weekly on local stations across the country," Franklin said in a statement.