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[12/11/14 - 10:23 AM]
CBS Television Distribution Renews Queen Bee Productions' "Hot Bench" for a Second Season
The series will also be upgraded in seven markets on Monday, March 30, 2015, through the 2015-16 season.

[02/24/14 - 02:19 PM]
Maureen FitzPatrick Named Executive Producer of "Hot Bench"
FitzPatrick will transition into the new role from her current job as Executive Vice President of Programming and Development at CBS Television Distribution.

[01/23/14 - 10:01 AM]
New Syndicated Court Show Created by Judge Judy Sheindlin Is a Go for Fall 2014
"Hot Bench" adds a new dimension to the court genre, with a panel of three judges hearing court cases, arguing the merits of the case amongst themselves and rendering a verdict.







HOT BENCH (SYNDICATION)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/15/14 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2014)
TIME SLOT:
syndicated
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's second) on 12/11/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS Television Distribution's press release, December 2014) HOT BENCH, the new syndicated court program created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, has been renewed for a second season and upgraded in five of the top 10 markets for the remainder of the season, it was announced today by CBS Television Distribution (CTD) and Queen Bee Productions. HOT BENCH will be upgraded in seven markets on Monday, March 30, 2015, through the 2015-16 season. It will move to the following CBS-owned affiliates: WCBS, New York at 9 a.m. (#1); KCBS, Los Angeles at 2 p.m. (#2); WBBM, Chicago at 2 p.m. (#3); KTVT, Dallas at 2 p.m. (#5); WBZ, Boston at 9 a.m. (#7); WFOR, Miami at 9 a.m. (#16); and KCNC, Denver at 3 p.m. (#17). HOT BENCH, presided over by Patricia DiMango, Tanya Acker and Larry Bakman, is the #1 new first-run syndicated strip of the season with a 1.5 HH rating and 2 million viewers (Live + SD, season to date). In the recently concluded November sweeps period, HOT BENCH averaged a 1.7 HH rating and 2.3 million viewers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Larry Bakman
· Patricia DiMango
· Tanya Acker
CREW INFORMATION:
· Judy Sheindlin as CRTR/EP
· Maureen FitzPatrick as EP
· Randy Douthit as EP
GENRE(S):
· strip (court show)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Distribution
· Queen Bee Productions