What is arguably the most popular TV series on Apple TV+ right now, “Ted Lasso,” could be moving to some networks after it finishes its run on the Apple-based streaming service.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, since the production company of the series is Warner Bros. Television, part of the deal means that WarnerMedia could put the show on its own networks such as TBS or TNT after the show finishes its time on Apple TV+.
When it comes to reruns on a local station, it has been reported that those rights could go to The CW.
What makes this a truly unique situation for both Apple and Warner Bros. Television is that typically shows have to reach at least 100 episodes in a series to be available for syndication, and that typically takes about 4-5 seasons.
This has been seen with other shows on TBS such as “The Big Bang Theory” and “Friends,” which easily have over 100 episodes to them. TBS is also planning on bringing “Young Sheldon” to the network starting on Monday, September 27, and that series currently only has 83 episodes as of the end of its fourth season, but since the series has already renewed for a fifth season, it makes sense for TBS to pick it up, despite being under 100 episodes.
TNT currently airs syndicated programs like “Supernatural” and “Bones.”
Due to the fact that a lot of TV shows across streaming and linear television are not doing as many episodes per season now, this could change the rules for syndicated TV shows.
“Ted Lasso” would not be the first streaming TV series to go to linear TV. Comedy Central brought Netflix’s “Bojack Horseman” to the channel back in 2018.
“Ted Lasso” has already been renewed for a third season, which is slated to be the show’s last due to the lack of availability from the show’s lead actor, Jason Sudekis.
The first two seasons of the show are available to stream on Apple TV+, which is available through the Apple TV app. This is a free app and is available to use and stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, select Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, XBOX One, XBOX Series X&S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Apple TV+ currently costs $4.99 a month after a week-long free trial.
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REALLY LOOKING FORWARD FOR TED LASSO TO HIT IN RERUNS.