Syndicated Court Show Created By Judy Sheindlin To Launch In Fall 2014

By | Thursday January 23, 2014 @ 10:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

judgejudyDaytime queen Judy Sheindlin is expanding her footprint with a second syndicated court show. Hot Bench, created by Sheindlin, is set to launch in the fall with clearances in 75% of the country. It hails from CBS TV Distribution, which is behind Sheindlin’s top-rated Judge Judy and has a deal with her.  This marks the first time Sheindlin has created a show. Hot Bench has been sold to the CBS Television Stations and stations from Tribune, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Cox Media Group and Meredith Corp, among others. The strip will air mostly in afternoon and early-fringe time periods. “Judy Sheindlin has been a very important part of the CBS family for many years, and everyone at our company is excited to launch this new show and bring Judy’s creative vision to the air,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group. Hot Bench, executive produced by Judge Judy exec producer/director Randy Douthit, features a panel of three judges (Judge Patricia DiMango and attorneys Tanya Acker and Larry Bakman) hearing court cases, arguing the merits of the case amongst themselves and rendering a verdict. (The term “hot bench” is used to describe a court where the judge or judges frequently interrupt lawyers’ presentations with questions, often leading to lively exchanges.) “When my husband Jerry and I were in Ireland recently, we visited the courts and watched a three-judge bench, which I found both fascinating and compelling,” Sheindlin said. “I immediately thought what a terrific and unique idea for a television program that brings the court genre to the next level.” Here is more info on the show’s stars: Read More »

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Judy Sheindlin Inks New Deal With CBS TV Distribution To Host ‘Judge Judy’ Through 2017

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 6:55am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Judy Sheindlin, host of top-rated daytime show Judge Judy, has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS TV Distribution to continue on the show through 2017. Her previous pact, signed in 2011, Read More »

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CBS TV Distribution Signs ‘Judge Judy’ Star Judy Sheindlin Through 2015

By | Monday May 2, 2011 @ 1:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Judge Judy star Judy Sheindlin is already poised to become the undisputed queen of daytime TV when Oprah Winfrey signs off later this month. Now Judge Judy producer CBS TV Distribution has moved in to try extend her reign with … Read More »

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Production On ‘Judge Judy’ Shut Down As Judy Sheindlin Is Taken To The Hospital

By | Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ 3:36pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Filming on top-rated syndicated series Judge Judy was stopped abruptly today. According to RadarOnline, star Judy Sheindlin started speaking incoherently during the taping in front of an audience before saying that she wasn’t feeling well. The 68-year-old judge was taken … Read More »

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‘Judge Judy’ Beats ‘Oprah’; ‘Nightline’ Tops ‘Late Show’ & ‘Tonight’ For 2009-10 Season

Nellie Andreeva

Chalk two up for the underdogs. True, full 52-week season rankings are pretty meaningless because they include the summer off-season numbers that are dragged down by repeats. But Nielsen keeps track of them and just released the data for the official 2009-2010 season which ended Sunday. So Judge Judy topped Oprah in daytime. … Read More »

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