Grit Adds Walker, Texas Ranger to Lineup


ATLANTA: Katz Broadcasting's Grit has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television that will see the new male-skewing channel begin airing all eight seasons of the hit action series Walker, Texas Ranger this summer.

Walker, Texas Ranger stars Chuck Norris as Texas Ranger Sgt. Cordell Walker, a Marine Corps veteran. The show, which includes 203 episodes, will premiere on Grit in July. Back-to-back episodes will air every weeknight from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

"Walker, Texas Ranger is an iconic series and Chuck Norris, in many ways, is Grit personified," noted Jonathan Katz, the president and CEO of Katz Broadcasting, which owns and operates Grit. "The show continues to be enormously popular and has now found the perfect home."