WGN America today announced during the network’s TCA panel that it has established a deal with New York-based Cablevision that will see the network’s reach expanded to 80 million homes across all cable platforms. WGN will be available on Cablevision beginning January 16. “We’re no longer a Superstation,” WGN President Matthew Cherniss said about what the agreement means for the channel.
During the same presentation, premiere dates for WGN’s two new upcoming series were also revealed. The thriller series Outsiders, which follows the struggle of the rural Farrell Clan to hold on to their way of life in their isolated Appalachian community, will premiere January 26 at 9 PM.
Meanwhile, Underground, which dramatizes the underground railroad used by escaping slaves during the pre-Civil War period, will premiere Wednesday, March 9 at 10 PM. Here’s the main title sequence the network released today: