Babylon 5, take 2

Babylon 5Cable channel TNT buys a package of reruns, presuming a three-season, 66-episode run, of the science fiction series Babylon 5, to begin airing in 1998. As TNT and PTEN are both owned by Warner Bros., the deal is seen as an “inside trade” among corporate siblings for a series unlikely to have a wide market for buyers in rerun form. Unknown to anyone at the time, this deal will have a major impact on the series’ future, particularly when the PTEN network begins to fall apart.

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