"Two Broke Girls" may have to be renamed "Two Rich Girls."
The cable channel TBS has agreed to acquire reruns of the CBS comedy "Two Broke Girls" at a price tag industry insiders said is between $1.5 million and $1.7 million per episode -- believed to be the most paid ever for reruns of a comedy by a cable network.
"Two Broke Girls," about two Brooklyn diner waitresses struggling to save money to open a cupcake shop, is known for its raunchy humor and sexual innuendo. It was a hit for CBS in its first season.
Despite the early success of "Two Broke Girls," it is unusual for reruns of a show to be sold after only one season on the air. If the comedy starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs endures a sophomore slump, TBS could end up with buyer's regret.