CMT Takes Syndication Rights for Reba & Yes, Dear


NASHVILLE: The family sitcoms Reba and Yes, Dear are headed to CMT this fall as part of a licensing pact with Twentieth Television.

The syndicated episodes of both shows will air in weekday blocks starting August 1. Reba will launch on the network with a seven-hour marathon, kicking off August 18. Reba stars country music legend Reba McEntire. The show ran for six seasons, first on The WB and later on The CW, from 2001 to 2007. Yes, Dear originally aired on CBS from 2000 to 2006. The comedy will serve as a lead-in to Reba, airing weeknights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reba will follow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“The right acquisitions play a crucial role in a network’s success and Reba and Yes, Dear are two shows that are absolutely right for CMT,” said Mary Beth Cunin, the senior VP of programming strategy at CMT.  “We believe our audience played a large role in these two sitcoms’ initial success, and that same audience will continue to drive its popularity weeknights on CMT.”