ION Picks Up 35 Movies and TV Shows
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.: ION Television has acquired rights to nearly
35 major feature films and television series. Contributing studios include Paramount
Pictures Worldwide Television Distribution, Twentieth Television and Warner
Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
The television series acquired from Twentieth Television include 38 episodes of
the first two seasons of “Shark,’ a crime drama starring James Woods, and 572
episodes of season 1-4 of “Texas Justice,” a reality series.
From Paramount, ION picked up 15 films, including “The Godfather” trilogy, “Top
Gun,” and two of Charlie Bronson’s “Death Wish” movies. Warner contributed
“The Fugitive,” “GoodFellas,” “Space Cowboys,” and “The Outlaw Josie Wales.”
The newly acquired titles will roll out on ION Television throughout the
year. ION more recently announced a new original, non-scripted series with chef
Emerial Lagasse, to appear in a weekly, one-hour strip starting March 28 at 8
p.m. In an earlier deal with Warner Bros., ION picked up broadcast premiere
rights for “March of the Penguins.” (See