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Hallmark acquires 'Mad About You' from Sony

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MUMBAI: Family oriented Hallmark has announced that it has acquired three shows from Sony. The aim is to strengthen the late primetime programme slots, which air weeknights at 8:30 pm with a replay the following day.

Fans of the light marital comedy Mad About You which has been airing for quite a while on Zee English can now catch it on Hallmark. The Helen Hunt, Paul Reiser sitcom was one of Zee's most popular shows and no doubt Hallmark is hoping to garner a similar impressive channel share. Mad About You was cited as the number one American comedy series in Germany, number one among teen and women viewers in Australia and the top rated show among viewers aged 15-24 in France. Moreover, the programme earned several honours from 1996 ASCAP Awards, American Comedy Awards, and various citations from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for directorial achievements.

As reported earlier by indiantelevision.com Family Law airs every Friday at 8:30 pm. Oscar nominee Kathleen Quinlan Apollo 13 plays a successful family law attorney who has to start rebuilding from scratch after her husband ditches her. The family drama, which aired on CBS in the US received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award as top TV series in 2000 and a Genesis Award for individual episodes.

Next month The Guardian with Simon Baker returns for the second season. To refresh our readers' memories Baker plays an attorney who is sentenced to community service helping children. It won the 2002 ASCAP Award as top TV series

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