ABC Family will be home to reruns of "Gilmore Girls" starting in 2004.
The cable channel is paying about $750,000 per episode of the series, which is enjoying a successful third season on The WB. The figure includes an allotment of ad time to Warner Bros. cable distribution arm, which sold the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Warner Bros. and The WB are both part of the AOL Time Warner conglomerate.
"'Gilmore Girls' is a smartly written, well-cast show with a loyal audience and a long list of accolades," ABC Family president Angela Shapiro says. "We are delighted to have it join our lineup."
ABC Family will have exclusive rights to the series' first four years, with an option extend the deal should the show run longer than that on The WB.
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