With the pickup, the series is now being prepped for an off-network broadcast syndication debut for 2014.
In order to get the ninety-episode pickup, Management had to meet a certain rating threshold during the series’ run (excluding the first two episodes.) The ten-episode run on FX concluded last Thursday and averaged 4.53 million viewers, with 2.5 million of them in the coveted 18-49 demo.
The 10/90 threshold isn’t really new: Debmar-Mercury used it before with Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne in syndication. After a two-week test on several stations (including WCIU in Chicago) in 2006, Payne was picked up for 90 episodes and was also sold to TBS.
Bidders for Management would likely include Fox Television Stations in its nine duopoly markets, and Tribune Broadcasting for its nineteen markets.