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[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)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS Television Distribution's press release, January 2014) CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has sold the new syndicated court strip HOT BENCH in 75% of the country for a Fall 2014 launch, it was announced today by Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CBS Global Distribution Group. Created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, who headlines the #1 show in syndication JUDGE JUDY, HOT BENCH was sold to stations in the following station groups: CBS Television Stations, Tribune Broadcasting Company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Cox Media Group, Meredith Corp., LIN Television Corp., Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Journal Broadcast Group, Gray Television and Cowles Publishing Company. The strip will air mostly in afternoon and early-fringe time periods. 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.
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