Sci-Fi Acquires Rerun Rights to 'Enterprise'

By Michelle
August 3, 2006 - 8:49 PM

The Sci-Fi Channel has acquired the rights to air Star Trek: Enterprise, along with Brannon Braga's Threshold starring Brent Spiner (Data) and the miniseries Invaders starring Enterprise's Scott Bakula (Captain Archer).

Yahoo! posted the Hollywood Reporter news article, which noted that the deal between Sci-Fi and CBS Paramount Domestic Television includes a renewal of exclusive cable rights to the classic series The Twilight Zone. Other shows included in the deal are Jake 2.0, Kindred, the Embraced and Wolf Lake.

Sci Fi announced that it would debut Enterprise in the early fall, followed by Tales From the Darkside. No date has been announced yet for Threshold or the miniseries, which in addition to Invaders includes The Langoliers and The Stand.

In press release at The Futon Critic, Thomas Vitale, Sci-Fi's senior vice president of Programming and Original Movies, said, "We are delighted to be able to deliver so many successful programs to our audience...our deal with CBS Paramount enables us to bring a great deal of fresh and extremely popular genre programming to our schedule."

Invaders stars Bakula as a character who tries to warn the people of Earth about an alien conspiracy. Other acquisitions include Primal Force, with Ron Perlman (Reman Viceroy, Nemesis) trying to rescue plane crash victims from mutant baboons, and Wolf Lake, a suburban werewolf story starring Sharon Lawrence (Amelia Earhart, Voyager).

Reuters coverage of the announcement is here.

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