Hallmark, CBS hook up

Hallmark Channel has snapped up the cable rights to several off-network programs owned by CBS Television Distribution. Among them include Cheers, I Love Lucy, and 7th Heaven.

I Love Lucy and Cheers currently air on TV Land. Viacom owns TV Land and once owned the rights to Lucy and Cheers, but those went to CBS after the 2006 split that saw both companies go their separate ways.

Locally, both sitcoms air on classic television-formatted WWME-TV, or Me-TV, and is not affected by the cable sale.

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