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Ion Sets Fall Bow for ‘Blue Bloods,’ Beefs Up Ion Life, Qubo Slates

28 April 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ion TV is going deeper on the police beat this fall, adding reruns of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and ABC’s “Rookie Blue” to its primetime lineup.

“Blue Bloods” (pictured) will air weeknights on the mothership Ion network.

The broadcaster also unveiled a slew of new shows to its Ion Life multicast channel, most of them revolving around cooking and home decor. In preparation for the upfront selling season, Ion is touting its ratings growth this past year with original series “The Listener” and off-network plays of CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and NBC/USA’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Ion also plans to produce another five original holiday-themed telepics this year, capitalizing on appetite among viewers and marketers for feel-good fare during the fall and winter. Ion already has a library of 18 originals that get heavy rotation in the winter months.

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