BET and FX Secures Off-Network Cable Deal for ABC’s “Black-ish”

BET and FX have partnered with Disney-ABC to air the popular sitcom “Black-ish” on their respective networks. The companies have secured off-network syndication deals for the show’s launch in Fall 2018.

Disney-ABC has also completed broadcast syndication sales for the comedy with Tribune Broadcasting. Additionally, Hulu recently picked up Black-ish‘s SVOD rights. With all three sales in the bag, the show is certain to get a fourth-season renewal by ABC.

According to Deadline, who first broke the news of the cable deals, BET was first to nab the “Black-ish” rights for a license fee of more than $500,000 per episode, while FX Networks then came in for the shared window of around $300,000 per episode. It remains to be seen whether “Black-ish” will air on FX or FXX, which is focused on comedy.