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Comedy Central Extends Cable Rights to The Office


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Viacom has reached an agreement with NBCUniversal that keeps Comedy Central as the exclusive cable home of The Office through 2021.

After 2021, the series will continue to air through 2025 in a non-exclusive window on Viacom Media Networks. Comedy Central also renewed its deal for Parks and Recreation through 2024.

“Keeping the exclusive rights to The Office through 2021 is a coup for Comedy Central and Viacom,” said Tanya Giles, general manager of Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land. “Since acquiring it, we’ve reinvigorated the franchise on linear, drawing big audiences throughout our full-day schedule. It’s also been a key lead-in to help drive viewers to our own original, acclaimed comedies. We’re so excited to keep it on our air that we wouldn’t even trade it for an iPod.”

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service, landed the exclusive streaming rights to The Office in a deal announced earlier this year.








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