An early boost for Chicago P.D. Season 6. USA Network and sibling Oxygen Media have acquired lucrative off-network rights to the Dick Wolf police drama, Deadline reveals:
The series, which launches its fifth season on NBC next week, will begin airing in October on both networks, with episodes available on USA VOD and streaming apps immediately, and on Oxygen VOD and streaming apps beginning January 2018.
Under the agreement, which I hear is not exclusive, USA will air the first four seasons of Chicago P.D., kicking off with an all-day Season 1 marathon on Sunday, October 1, before shifting the series to a Friday afternoon marathon block beginning October 6. In addition, Oxygen will air the series with all-day marathons on Tuesdays, starting with episodes from Season 4 of the drama series on October 3. [..] I hear the license fee is in the neighborhood of $500,000 an episode.
The USA/Oxygen deal could be key in further securing a sixth season renewal for Chicago P.D., extending both its reach and revenue.
Stay tuned for the very latest updates on the cancel/renew status of
Chicago P.D. Season 6…