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[06/25/08 - 03:28 PM]
Family Court with Judge Penny Ready to Roll
Stephanie Drachkovitch, Rasha Drachkovitch and Jill Blackstone will executive produce the series, which has been cleared in 85% of the country.

[via press release from Program Partners]

FAMILY COURT WITH JUDGE PENNY READY TO ROLL

Production Team Announced as Series Passes 85% Clearance Mark

LOS ANGELES, CA � June 25, 2008 � Family Court with Judge Penny, the freshman court series from Program Partners and 44 Blue Productions, moved closer to completion of its first episode with the announcement of its production team and its latest station clearances.

The award winning production team tapped for Family Court with Judge Penny includes Executive Producers Stephanie Drachkovitch, Rasha Drachkovitch and Jill Blackstone, Co-Executive Producer Glenn Meehan, Supervising Producer Mike Kopplin, Director Hal Grant and Line Producer Ellen Raphael.

"Everything about this production, from our cases to the set to our lead, Judge Penny, is of the highest caliber in the genre," said 44 Blue Productions' Executive Producer, Stephanie Drachkovitch. "We're impressed on a daily basis with what this amazing team of court show professionals can do."

With numerous awards to boot, the team's collective credits include such successful series as Divorce Court, Entertainment Tonight, The Bachelor, Paradise Hotel, The Biggest Loser, Beauty & The Geek, The Simple Life, Celebrity Fit Club, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time With Bill Maher, Rescue 911, Jerry Springer Show, The Christopher Lowell Show and the Peabody Award-winning A Place of Our Own, among many others.

"With our lineup and this production team, anchored by our talented partners, 44 Blue, we truly have all the ingredients for success this fall," said Ritch Colbert of Program Partners. "We can't wait to see Judge Penny on the set of Family Court."

With the addition of several local market affiliates, Family Court with Judge Penny brought its clearance total to over 85% of the U.S. for its fall 2008 debut. In addition to previously announced clearances in New York (WNYW/WWOR), Los Angeles (KTTV/KCOP) and Chicago (WCIU/WWME), recently added Family Court affiliates include Philadelphia (KYW/WPSG), Dallas (KTVT/KTXA), San Francisco (KICU), Boston (WBZ/WSBK), Atlanta (WUPA), Houston (KHCW), Detroit (WMYD), Tampa (WTOG), Seattle (KSTW), Cleveland (WBNX), Denver (KUSA/KTVD), Orlando (WESH/WKCF), St. Louis (WRBU), Pittsburgh (WBGN), Baltimore (WBFF/WNUV), Charlotte (WJZY/WMYT), San Diego (XDTV), Raleigh-Durham (WRAZ), Kansas City (KMBC/KCWE), Columbus (WSYX/WTTE), Cincinnati (WKRC/EKRC), Milwaukee (WMLW), West Palm Beach (WTVX/WTCN), Grand Rapids (WWMT/WWMT-DT), Norfolk (WGNT), Las Vegas (KVVU), Oklahoma City (KSBI), Memphis (WLMT/WPTY), Buffalo (WIVB/WNLO), New Orleans (WGNO), Wilkes Barre-Scranton (WOLF/WSWB/WQMY), Albany (WCWN/WRGB), Richmond (WRLH), Mobile (WALA), Ft. Myers (WFTX), Lexington (WKYT/EKYT), Charleston-Huntington (WSAZ/ESAZ), Flint (WEYI/WBSF), Roanoke (WDRL), Wichita (KSAS), Toledo (WT05), Rochester (WHAM/EHAM), Paducah (KBSI/WDKA), Syracuse (WSTM/WSTQ), Columbia (WZRB), Shreveport (KMSS), Chattanooga (WDSI/WDSI-DT), Jackson (WDBD/WUFX), Baton Rouge (WBRL/WGMB), Waco (KBTX/KWTX), Davenport (WBQD), El Paso (KVIA), Evansville (WAZE), Youngstown (WYTV/WYTV-DT) and The CW Plus.

Family Court affiliates now include stations from the Fox Television Stations, CBS Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Barrington Broadcasting, Capital Broadcasting, Entravision Communications, Freedom Broadcasting, Gray Television, Granite Broadcasting, Hearst-Argyle Television, Journal, JW Broadcasting, LIN Broadcasting, Newport, New Age Media, New Vision Television, Roberts Broadcasting, Tribune Broadcasting, Weigel Broadcasting and The CW Plus groups among others.

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.

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, HBO, A&E, Lifetime, Nickelodeon, MSNBC, ESPN, Fox Family, Court TV, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, TLC, Style, HGTV and the Travel Channel. Some of the company's current projects include MSNBC's "Lockup," truTV's "Stringers: LA," Style's Emmy-nominated "Split Ends" and "Peter Perfect," Spike "Special Forces Missions" 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. Executive Producers for 44 Blue are Rasha Drachkovitch and Stephanie Drachkovitch.

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.





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