Warner Bros. syndicates “2 Broke Girls” to CBS, TBS


WB / Warner Brothers PicturesWarner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution has sold syndication rights “2 Broke Girls,” last season’s top-rated new comedy, to CBS television stations and Tine Warner’s co-owned TBS. CBS stations will air the show outside of primetime in late 2014, while TBS will carry episodes in 2015, Warner Bros. said in a statement.

TBS has done well with CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.” “2 Broke Girls” will likely do the same in solidifying the network as a top destination for comedy. “Girls” stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs as Brooklyn waitresses with big dreams. TBS is reportedly paying over $1.5 million an episode for the show.

Among the top CBS O&Os to air the pair are WLNY New York, KCAL Los Angeles and WPSG Philadelphia. Airing at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Girls’ first season was the top new comedy, averaging a 4.4 rt./11 share in the 18-49 demo 11.4 million viewers overall.

CBS moved the show to 9 o’clock beginning in September, between new series “Partners” and returning comedy “Mike & Molly.”