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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Greenlights Its Fifth TV Court Show

By | Monday November 11, 2013 @ 10:06am PST

Justice With Judge Mablean joins Entertainment Studios’ four other court shows: Justice For All With Christina Perez, We The People With Gloria Allred, America’s Court With Judge Ross and its newest series Supreme Justice With Judge Karen. Judge Mablean Ephriam presided as judge for seven seasons on Divorce Court from 1999-2006. Justice With Judge Mablean is produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios. It’s slated to debut in broadcast syndication in Fall 2014.

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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Signs Multi-Year Lease For New Production Studio

By | Wednesday April 17, 2013 @ 7:08pm PDT

Entertainment Studios is growing. The company announced today it has signed a long-term lease for a 75,000 square foot state-of-the-art television and film production facility in Culver City. Entertainment Studios will also retain its Century City corporate headquarters. The multi-million dollar, multi-year lease was negotiated by Terence Hill, Principal of BT Equities, Inc. representing Entertainment Studios. Travis Landrum of Industry Partners represented landlord Reisbord Family Investments. Entertainment Studios is an independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming and owns eight 24-hour HD television networks (CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, RECIPE.TV, LEGACY.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV).

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Entertainment Studios Adds Justice Central To Network Stable

By | Monday December 10, 2012 @ 8:16am PST

Byron Allen‘s Entertainment Studios has launched its eighth first-run syndication network with Justice Central.TV, a legal and news cable channel that will feature court proceedings, news, talk, and entertainment. The 24/7 HD network kicks off today on AT&T U-verse. Its original programming include America’s Court With Judge Ross, We The People With Gloria Allred, Justice For All With Judge Christina Perez and Supreme Justice With Judge Karen. Entertainment Studios’ networks include Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV and Legacy.TV.

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Byron Allen’s Company Launches Another Syndicated Court Show For Fall 2013

By | Wednesday November 28, 2012 @ 12:54pm PST
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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, Inc., an independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast TV stations and owner of seven 24-hour HD television networks, has announced Supreme Justice With Judge Karen, a new court show set to launch next fall in broadcast syndication and on cable networks. This marks Entertainment Studios’ fourth court show, joining Justice For All With Judge Cristina Perez, We The People With Gloria Allred and America’s Court With Judge Ross, and the company’s 32nd HD television series overall. Twice elected as a county court judge in Miami, Karen Mills-Francis is known for her feisty, full-of-life personality and passionate advocacy for families and children.

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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Clears Syndicated Sitcom Block For Fall ’12 Launch

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The First Family Byron AllenByron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, an independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated TV programming, has sold its sitcoms The First Family and Mr. Box Office to Tribune, Weigel and CBS Television Station Groups as part of a two-hour primetime weekend comedy block. It has been cleared in more than 85% of the U.S. Entertainment Studios first shot pilots for the sitcoms, which are getting initial orders of 104 episodes each. They will run two half-hours each, back-to-back, to create a two-hour primetime block.

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The First Family is about an African-American family that resides in the White House. Its cast includes Christopher B. Duncan, Kellita Smith, Gladys Knight, Jackee Harry, John Witherspoon, Marla Gibbs, and Michael D. Roberts. Mr. Box Office is about one of the world’s biggest movie stars, who is sentenced to community service teaching English at an inner-city high school in South Central Los Angeles. It stars Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, Vivica A. Fox, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Rick Fox, Gary Busey, Alex Thomas, Tony T. Roberts, and Tim Meadows. Allen said his decision to do first-run syndicated comedy series was driven by “the huge shortfall of quality family sitcoms” for broadcast stations. His model of accelerated production is similar to that introduced by Debmar-Mercury, which features a first window for its sitcoms on cable before they go to stations in … Read More »

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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Signs Distribution Deal With Vivicast Media

By | Monday April 9, 2012 @ 12:50pm PDT

TV entrepreneur Byron Allen has secured a distribution deal for his Entertainment Studios with Vivicast Media, a company that places content on new media platforms. Allen’s ESN recently announced casting for its White House-set comedy First Family.

April 9, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Entertainment Studios, Inc., ( the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicate television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of seven 24-hour linear HD television networks (CARS.TVCOMEDY.TVES.TVMYDESTINATION.TVPETS.TVRECIPE.TV and LEGACY.TV) proudly announces the global affiliation agreement for six of its 24-hour HD cable networks with Vivicast Media (

This landmark agreement allows for licensing of Entertainment Studios Networks six HD cable television networks to Vivicast Media’s partners.  The Entertainment Studios 24-hour HD networks are global in scope and provide multi-platform content.

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Byron Allen Syndicated Comedy ‘First Family’ Announces Cast

By | Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 5:39pm PDT

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has ordered 104 episodes of the new comedy The First Family, about an African-American family living in the White House. Their name is not Obama. Christopher P. Duncan (Veronica Mars) plays President William Johnson. He’s joined by singer Gladys Knight as his mother, Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons) as the First Lady’s mother, comedian Paul Rodriguez as Dictator Rafael, Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister) as the First Lady’s sister and Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show) as First Lady Katherine Johnson. The series pilot was just completed. The First Family is set to debut this fall on broadcast syndication, cable and digital media.


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