"CSI" reruns coming to USA Network

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'CSI' bound for USA
Cabler gets offnet rights to CBS series

"CSI" has found a new offnet home at USA Network.

Beginning in December, cabler will have non-exclusive rights to the
popular CBS crime drama for seasons one through 10. In fall 2011, USA
will have exclusive rights for seasons 11 and beyond.

Starting in September 2014, the entire "CSI" catalog will be exclusive
to not only USA, but the entire NBC Universal portfolio.

"CSI" is distributed through CBS Television Distribution.

Spike TV airs offnet episodes of "CSI," and its deal expires in
September 2014.

USA Network will reportedly pay approximately $500,000 million per
episode, a healthy amount considering this is a second offnet cycle
for many of the episodes.

"We're proud to add one of the most successful television series of
the last 20 years to our programming slate," said Jane Blaney, USA's
exec VP of program acquisitions and scheduling.

Net has a plentiful offnet lineup that includes "NCIS," "Law and
Order: SVU," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and "House." Spinoff
"NCIS: Los Angeles" is also set to make USA its syndie home.With a
lineup of originals that continues to set ratings high, USA was No. 1
basic cable network in 2009 in the 18-49 demo, increasing 29% from

"Royal Pains" and "White Collar" both had successful launches last
year, while "Burn Notice" drew 7.1 million per episodes, the
second-highest basic show behind TNT's "The Closer."
So this is just CSI:Las Vegas, not the others?