[10/20/08 - 02:40 PM]
Family Court with Judge Penny on a Roll with New Clearances and Upgrades
Minneapolis (KSTC/IND), Miami (WBFS/MNT), Nashville (WNAB/CW), Salt Lake City (KCSG/MNT), San Antonio (KCWX/CW) and Louisville (WBKI/CW) have all added the freshman court series.

[via press release from Program Partners]


LOS ANGELES, CA � October 20, 2008 � Due to its fast start in overnight markets, Family Court with Judge Penny has announced several new market clearances and time-period upgrades since its September 8, 2008 debut. The freshman court series from Program Partners and 44 Blue Productions has added Minneapolis (KSTC/IND), Miami (WBFS/MNT), Nashville (WNAB/CW), Salt Lake City (KCSG/MNT), San Antonio (KCWX/CW), and Louisville (WBKI/CW).

"Family Court with Judge Penny is the only new series in 2008-09 that has shown growth over Week One and maintained both its lead-in and year-ago time period average among Women 25-54," said Ritch Colbert of Program Partners. "It is clearly off to a fast start, and stations are definitely paying attention."

"Family Court with Judge Penny is setting a new court standard that stations and audiences are really responding to," said 44 Blue Productions' Executive Producer, Stephanie Drachkovitch. "These new markets are a testament to the quality of the show and the strength of Judge Penny as a personality, and we look forward to expanding our reach ever further."

In addition, the show has received double-run upgrades in Milwaukee (WMLW/IND) and in Ft. Myers (WFTX/FOX), where it will air from 1:00-2:00pm in both markets. A secondary run of the new court show has been added in Birmingham (WIAT/CBS).

These stations join an already impressive Family Court roster which includes New York (WNYW/WWOR), Los Angeles (KTTV/KCOP) and Chicago (WCIU/WWME), 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 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 new half-hour series Family Court with Judge Penny brings 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 almost 1000 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," 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.

  [october 2008]  


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