Ion adds “M*A*S*H” to Fall sked


Ion Media Networks announced an agreement with Twentieth Television to air the iconic television series “M*A*S*H” on its flagship channel, Ion Television.  The hit based on a Korean War US Army surgical unit will join the Ion schedule this fall.

“A timeless staple like ‘M*A*S*H’ is a great win for our schedule, as we migrate our network to mainstream audience appeal in the 2008/2009 season,” said Ion CEO Brandon Burgess. “We anticipate further announcements in coming months, including some shows that people may not expect from us, as we look to give Ion Television a more light-hearted and open-minded programming sensibility that will invite new audiences,” he added.