Warner Bros. Shopping Early Syndication For 'Molly,' 'Girls'
Warner Bros. Television is making an "unorthodox" early syndication pitch for two top-rated CBS sitcoms: "Mike & Molly," which just finished its second season, and freshman "Two
Broke Girls," available separately or together, writes Alex Ben Block.
So far "Modern Family" is the only comedy sold into syndication after one season instead of waiting to reach the magic number of 100 episodes.
"Mike & Molly" syndication episodes would begin airing in 2014, the "Girls" eps the following year.
Block has sources discussing the viability of such a deal, which the company hopes will follow the syndication success of "Two And A Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory." In one wrinkle, both of those shows are produced by Chuck Lorre, who is "said to be expecting the studio's sales staff to deliver the same [highly lucrative] results" of license fees and ad barter rates that could total more than $1 billion.