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Sci Fi and TNT to Share X-Files

Sci Fi Channel is finalizing its joint off-network deal with TNT for The X-Files from Twentieth TV. The agreement is precedent setting in that the only prior joint-network deals have been within one corporate family where as TNT is part of AOL/Time-Warner and Sci Fi Channel is owned by USA Networks. Sci Fi and TNT will pay a combination of $600,000 per X-Files episode in an eight-year deal that begins in fall 2002. Sci Fi will gain the primetime off-network rights on Monday-Friday and TNT gets the daytime rights. In a separate deal, Sci Fi is going after the off-network rights to Twentieth's series Roswell. These high-profile acquisitions are in addition to Sci Fi's already ambitious programming schedule for 2002-03, which network officials unveiled on Tuesday. Sci Fi will add five new original series next year, four of which will be the foundation of a new "alternate reality" block.