FAMILY COURT WITH JUDGE PENNY SOLD FOR FALL 2008
New Syndicated Court Series Cleared in 70% of the U.S.
LOS ANGELES, CA � January 30, 2008 � Program Partners and 44 Blue Productions today announced brisk sales at NATPE for the fall 2008 launch of Family Court with Judge Penny. The new syndicated court show has been cleared in over 70% of the U.S.
"In Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, we're bringing a new, authentic voice to a tried and true format," said Josh Raphaelson of Program Partners. "She is truly raising the bar."
"Family Court fills a need in the marketplace," said Ritch Colbert of Program Partners. "We've listened to our station partners, and this is the show they are asking for."
Family Court affiliates include New York (WNYW/WWOR), Los Angeles (KTTV/KCOP), Chicago (WCIU/WWME), Philadelphia (KYW/WPSG), Dallas (KTVT/KTXA), Boston (WBZ/WSBK), Atlanta (WUPA), Detroit (WMYD), Tampa (WTOG), Seattle (KSTW), Denver (KUSA/KTVD), Orlando (WESH/WKCF), St. Louis (WRBU), Baltimore (WBFF/WNUV), San Diego (XDTV), Raleigh-Durham (WRAL/WRAZ), Kansas City (KMBC/KCWE), Columbus (WSYX/WTTE), Milwaukee (WDJT/WMLW), West Palm Beach (WTVX), Birmingham (WIAT), Norfolk (WGNT), New Orleans (WGNO/WNOL), Albany (WRGB/WCWN), Richmond (WRLH), Flint (WEYI/WBSF), Lexington (WKYT) and Syracuse (WSTM/WSTQ), with stations from the Fox Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Barrington Broadcasting, Capital Broadcasting, CBS Television Stations, Entravision Communications, Freedom Broadcasting, Gray Television, Granite Broadcasting, Hearst-Argyle Television, JW Broadcasting, New Vision Television, Roberts Broadcasting, Tribune Broadcasting, Weigel Broadcasting and The CW Plus groups.
The half-hour, first-run series Family Court with Judge Penny, will bring a provocative, emotional and inspiring new perspective to the hugely popular court show genre. The series stars Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, a distinguished judge whose own personal triumph over adversity offers an authentic new voice for daytime television. Family Court with Judge Penny is packaged by the William Morris Agency.
"We believe that Judge Penny Brown Reynolds will have huge impact with court viewers," said 44 Blue Productions' Executive Producer, Stephanie Drachkovitch. "We're excited to launch her with the support of such great broadcasters."
About 44 Blue Productions
44 Blue Productions, Inc. is a top supplier of reality, documentary, lifestyle, and action-adventure programming, having produced more than 500 hours of programming for leading U.S. broadcast and cable outlets including CBS, A&E, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, MSNBC, ESPN, Fox Family, Court TV, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV and the Travel Channel. Some of the company's current projects include MSNBC's "Lockup," Court TV's "Inside," Style's "Split Ends," Spike TV's "Declassified" as well as the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series "A Place of Our Own" and "Los Ni�os en Su Casa" for PBS. For more info, visit www.44blue.com.
About Program Partners, Inc.
Program Partners, Inc. is an innovative television company that collaborates with networks, sponsors and audiences on original programming. Led by a core group of entertainment executives, including founders Ritch Colbert and Josh Raphaelson, Program Partners provides distinctive programs with high production values, while fostering new creative alliances with advertisers, broadcasters and global co-production entities. For more info about Program Partners, Inc., visit www.programpartners.com.