Lifetime on the Street: Textual Strategies of Syndication

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Spring 2001


Argues that the stakes of Lifetime Television's adaptations of the text of television series 'Homicide: Life on the Street' go beyond the commercial imperatives of increases ratings gained through the acquisition of programs. Cost of Lifetime's purchase of off-network syndication rights for the series per episode; Discussion on the issue of television textuality; Case study of one episode of 'Homicide'; Types of textual distinctions between commercial contexts.

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