Tribune Broadcasting gets "Sex and the City"

Tribune Broadcasting acquired the off-net syndication rights to "Sex and the City," an Emmy Award winner and an HBO Sunday-night stalwart for the last six years. The series will premiere on Tribune stations starting in September, 2005 in a six-day-a-week strip format.

"'Sex and the City' makes the daily access and late fringe programming at our 26 television stations across the country even stronger," said Pat Mullen, president of Tribune Broadcasting. "It is also the perfect show for the younger demographic served by our WB affiliates and coveted by advertisers."

"Sex" comes to Tribune by way of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, the syndie operation that is part of the AOL empire, along with HBO and a majority of The WB network. Tribune is a 22-percent owner of the WB; 19 of its 26 stations are WB affiliates.