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ION launches 'Psych' and 'Monk' on Sunday

by jmaloni
Sat, Aug 20th 2011 01:40 am

ION Television is set to premiere its newly acquired dramedy series "Psych" and "Monk" beginning Sunday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m. ET. Both series will air on ION's successful primetime Saturday and Sunday schedules, with a four-hour block of "Monk" premiering 6-10 p.m. and a five-hour block of "Psych" airing from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. The critically acclaimed series will launch on ION's weekend schedule starting with season one.

As part of the acquisition package from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, ION attained the right to air six and future seasons of the detective series "Psych," marking the first time the series has been syndicated on a broadcast network. Meantime, the Emmy-winning series "Monk" comes to ION with all eight complete seasons.

ION recently announced its acquisition of "Psych" and "Monk" produced by Universal Cable Productions and "House" produced by Universal Media Studios as part of its overall programming strategy of providing high-quality content. The three hit series join ION Television's primetime schedule of the popular off-net series "Without a Trace," "Criminal Minds," "Ghost Whisperer," along with ION's first original police drama "Flashpoint."

About ION Television

ION Television is a leading U.S. general entertainment network, combining high-quality programming and dependable broadcast distribution with an attitude of innovation and growth normally associated with a cable channel. Its "Positively Entertaining" network brand positioning features a formula of proven series, an expansive catalog of blockbuster movies and a commitment to introduce new original programming. Since its recent launch in 2008, ION's reach has grown to 99 million households and has become one of the top-15 TV rated U.S. networks in record time.

For more information, visit www.iontelevision.com.

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