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Ion Television
Type Broadcast television network, satellite television network
Country United States
Availability National (but not available in all markets)
Founded by Lowell 'Bud' Paxson
Slogan "Positively Entertaining"
"Watch It Unfold." (Current promotional campaign)
Owner ION Media Networks
Key people R. Brandon Burgess
Launch date August 31, 1998 (as PAX TV)
July 1, 2005 (as i: Independent Television)
January 29, 2007 (as Ion Television)
Former names Pax (1998–2005)
i (2005–2007)
Picture format 480i (SD)
720p (HD)
Official website http://www.iontelevision.com

Ion Television (stylized "ion TELEVISION") is a United States television network. It is owned by ION Media Networks. The channel started broadcasting on August 31, 1998 as PAX TV, as Independent Television on July 1, 2005, and as Ion Television on January 29, 2007. As of 2010, the network is available in 99 million homes through its 60 stations.

Programs

Original programs

Drama

  • Flashpoint (2011–2013, transferred from CBS) (originally aired on CTV)

News and Information

  • ENTV: Entertainment News Segment (2011–present)

Specials

  • Young Hollywood Awards (2011)

Syndicated programming

Comedy

Drama

  • Cold Case (2012–2015)
  • Criminal Minds (2009–2020)
  • Without a Trace (2009–2014)
  • Ghost Whisperer (2009–2016)
  • Psych (2011)
  • House MD (2012–2013)
  • Leverage (2012–2014)

Formerly broadcast programs

Original programming

Comedy
  • World Cup Comedy (2004–2005)
Drama
  • Body and Soul (originally ran 2002-2003, reruns aired in 2006)
  • The Border (2009–2010)
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul (1999–2000)
  • Doc (originally ran 2001-2004, reruns aired until 2006)
  • Durham County (2007–2010)
  • Flipper: The New Adventures (1998–2000, continuation of the 1995-1997 syndicated series)
  • The Guard (2008–2009)
  • Hope Island (1999–2000)
  • Just Cause (originally ran 2002-2003, reruns aired until 2004)
  • Little Men (1998–1999)
  • Mysterious Ways (2000–2002; transferred from NBC, which concurrently aired episodes in 2001)
  • Palmetto Pointe (2005)
  • Ponderosa (originally ran 2001-2002, reruns aired 2005-2006)
  • Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (originally ran 2002-2005, reruns aired until 2006)
  • Twice in a Lifetime (1999–2001)
  • Young Blades (Original run January–June 2005, reruns aired until 2006)
Reality and actuality programming
  • America's Most Talented Kid (original run 2004-2005, transferring from NBC; reruns from both networks aired 2005-2006)
  • Animal Tails (2003–2004)
  • Animals Are People Too (1999)
  • Candid Camera (2001–2004, transferred from CBS)
  • Cold Turkey (2004–2005)
  • Destination Stardom (1999–2000)
  • Ed McMahon's Next Big Star (2001–2002)
  • Encounters With the Unexplained (originally ran 2000-2002, reruns aired in 2003)
  • Extreme Fakeovers (2004–2005)
  • It's a Miracle (originally ran 1998-2004, reruns aired until 2006)
  • Lie Detector (2005)
  • Masters of Illusion (2000)
  • Miracle Pets (2000–2005)
  • Model Citizens (2004)
  • Narrow Escapes (2002)
  • Second Verdict (2004)
  • Totally Pets (2003–2004)
  • Treasures in Your Home (1999–2000)
  • Unbelievable Animal Rescues (2002–2003)
Game Shows
  • Balderdash (2004–2005)
  • Beat the Clock (2002–2003)
  • Dirty Rotten Cheater (2003)
  • Hollywood Showdown (2000)
  • On the Cover (2004)
  • The Reel to Reel Picture Show (1998)
  • Shop 'til You Drop (2000–2002 and 2003–2005, transferred from The Family Channel)
  • Supermarket Sweep (2000–2003, transferred from Lifetime)
  • Twenty One (2000, transferred from NBC)
Talk and How-To Programming
  • The Emeril Lagasse Show (2010)
  • Great Day America (1998–1999)
  • National Health Report
  • Woman's Day (1999)
Religious Programming
  • Faith Under Fire (2004–2005)
Sports Programming
  • BodogFight (2007)
  • Champions Tour Golf
  • Conference USA College Football
  • FLW Bass Fishing
  • NFL Films Game of the Week (2007)
  • Paralympic Games (2000)
  • Real Pro Wrestling (2005–2006)
  • United States Track and Field Olympic Trials (July 2000, produced by NBC Sports)
  • Women's United Soccer Association
Specials
  • GMA Dove Awards
  • Mrs. America Pageant (2002)
  • Mrs. World Pageant (2001)

Syndicated programming

Comedy

  • Alice (2007–2008)
  • Amen (2006–2007)
  • Bosom Buddies (2000)
  • Dave's World
  • Designing Women (2007–2008)
  • The Drew Carey Show (2007–2009)
  • Green Acres (2006–2007)
  • Growing Pains (2006–2007)
  • Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (2008–2009)
  • Here's Lucy (1998–1999)
  • The Hogan Family (1998–1999)
  • Mama's Family (2005–2008)
  • The Monkees (2006)
  • My Name Is Earl (2009–2011)
  • The Partridge Family (2002–2003, 2006)
  • Perfect Strangers (2007)
  • Reba (2009)
  • The Steve Harvey Show (2008–2009)
  • The Wayans Bros. (2008)
  • Welcome Back, Kotter (2006–2007)
  • Who's the Boss? (2007–2008)
  • The Wonder Years (2007–2008)

Drama

  • The 10th Kingdom (miniseries, 2000)
  • 24 (TV series) (2006–2009)
  • Alias (TV series) (2005–2007)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2008)
  • Baywatch (2008)
  • The Big Valley (2000–2002)
  • Bonanza
  • Boston Legal (2007–2009)
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Chicago Hope
  • Christy
  • The Dead Zone (2008)
  • Diagnosis: Murder (1998–2007)
  • Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1998–2002)
  • Early Edition
  • Eight Is Enough
  • ER (2008–2009)
  • Father Dowling Mysteries
  • Flash Gordon (2007–2008)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (2000-2003)
  • Highway to Heaven
  • Hill Street Blues
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • JAG
  • Jeremiah (2000–2001)
  • Kung Fu (2007)
  • L.A. Law
  • Law and Order (TV series)
  • Law and Order: Criminal Intent (2006–2011)
  • Life Goes On (1998–2001)
  • Matlock (1996-2003)
  • Medical Center
  • Monk (2011–2014)
  • Nash Bridges
  • NCIS (2008–2010)
  • Numb3rs (2012–2017)
  • The Practice (2004–2006)
  • Prison Break (2008)
  • Promised Land
  • Quantum Leap (2008–2009)
  • Remington Steele
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King (2000–2002)
  • Shark (2010)
  • Touched by an Angel (1998–2003)
  • The Unit (2009–2010)
  • Walker, Texas Ranger (2000-2004)

Reality and actuality programming

  • America's Funniest Home Videos (2003–2005, reruns of the 1989-1994 edition)
  • Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (1998–2000)
  • Moral Court (2007)
  • The People's Court (reruns of the 1981-1993 edition)
  • Texas Justice (2010)

Religion

  • Programming from The Worship Network (1998–2005; aired on a subchannel of Ion-owned stations until 2010)

Game Shows

  • Born Lucky (1999–2000)
  • Family Feud (2008–2010, episodes hosted by John O'Hurley)
  • Pyramid (2004–2006, episodes of the version hosted by Donny Osmond)
  • Shop 'til You Drop (1999–2000, reruns of the Family Channel and Lifetime versions)
  • Supermarket Sweep (1999, reruns of the Lifetime version)
  • The Weakest Link (2001–2003)

News and Information

  • 48 Hours
  • Local NBC News primetime news broadcasts and/or rebroadcasts (select stations, 2000–2005)
  • MoneyWatchTV.com (2000–2001)
  • WeatherVision (2000–2005)
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