Another day, another new network for Lucifer.
The supernatural detective series starring Tom Ellis originally premiered on Fox in 2016. After a three season run, Fox canceled the show. But Netflix ultimately swooped in to give the show a second life. Lucifer ran for an additional three seasons on the streaming platform, ending with season six in 2021.
Now, fans can see the series back on cable TV again. TNT has landed the broadcast rights to the first three seasons of Lucifer. Now, the network will regularly air reruns of the show. Lucifer makes its TNT debut on May 4 at 3pm EST/PST. Cable viewers can tune in for three episodes of the series on TNT every Wednesday.
Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis) abandons his throne and retires to the City of Angels, where he meets and teams up with intriguing LAPD detective Chloe Becker (Lauren German) to take down criminals. Charming, charismatic, and devilishly handsome, Lucifer has a way of manipulating people into confessing their deepest, darkest secrets, which helps Detective Decker deliver justice.
The series is based on the DC Comics characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg.
As noted above, the rights distribution for Lucifer is a bit complicated due to the show’s move to Netflix. Since Netflix doesn’t allow broadcast streaming of its originals, you won’t catch seasons 4-6 of Lucifer on TNT. But if you love the show’s original run on Fox, you can now tune in to TNT on Wednesdays to get your fix of the devilish crime drama.
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