SWIFT JUSTICE WITH NANCY GRACE CLIMBS TO 90% CLEARANCE LEVEL
Strip cleared in all Top 50 Markets for Fall 2010 Launch
LOS ANGELES - January 19, 2010 - CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has sold the new syndicated strip "Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" in 90% of the country, including all Top 50 markets, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales for CTD.
Stations from the following groups are the latest to sign on for two years: Freedom Communications, Inc., Mission Broadcasting, Grant Communications, New Vision Group, Communications Corp. of America, Cordillera Communications and Gray Television, Inc.
"Stations are extremely excited to bring Nancy Grace's unique perspective to their airwaves," DiSalvo said. "We're looking forward to launching in the fall."
As back-to-back half-hours, "Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" is targeted for a fall 2010 debut. It will air mostly in afternoon and early-fringe time periods. In the three largest markets New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the strip was previously cleared on the Fox Television stations.
"Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" will offer a fresh take on the court genre, with Grace's tell-it-like-it-is form of justice taking center stage.
Grace is a former prosecutor and well-known legal analyst. She currently hosts the legal analysis program, "Nancy Grace," which is the highest-rated show on HLN. Previously, she worked at Court TV as host of the live daily trial coverage program "Closing Arguments" and co-host of "Cochran and Grace." She is an outspoken advocate of victims' rights and known for not holding back her opinion on high profile cases. Grace is also a best-selling author, with her first book "Objection!" published in 2005 and her first fictional novel, "The Eleventh Victim," published in August 2009.
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in worldwide television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series and holds the largest internationally distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Wheel of Fortune; the #2 rated game show Jeopardy!; the top two talk shows The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil; the Emmy Award-winning talk show Rachael Ray; the Emmy-nominated Dr. Phil spinoff The Doctors; the #1 entertainment newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight and its sister show The Insider; the #1 newsmagazine Inside Edition; the top two court shows Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, NCIS, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer and Medium. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.