[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]  


[10/12/15 - 03:20 PM]
"American Horror Story: Hotel" Premiere Delivers 12.17 Million Viewers
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/12/15 - 02:47 PM]
With 14-Day Multi-Platform Viewing, The Premiere Epsiode of "Limitless" Increases to More Than 17.6 Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 22.

[10/12/15 - 01:48 PM]
Modern-Day Medicine Woman Knows No Boundaries When Caring for the Animals of the Last Frontier on Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet"
The eight-episode series premieres on Saturday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/12/15 - 01:17 PM]
Adrien Brody and Lorraine Bracco to Guest Star on New Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Dice"
Brody will guest star in one episode playing himself, while Bracco will guest star in two episodes as Toni, a Vegas overlord who owns series star Andrew Dice Clay's gambling debts.

[10/12/15 - 12:15 PM]
Velocity Says Goodbye to Iconic Automotive Series "Overhaulin'" with Star-Studded Final Episodes
Velocity is celebrating its undeniable legacy with four all-new episodes, two of which feature movie stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and retired U.S. Navy SEAL and "Lone Survivor" co-author Marcus Luttrell.

[10/12/15 - 12:12 PM]
Esquire Network Celebrates Marty McFly's Trip to the Future with a Bingeworthy Marathon of the "Back to the Future" Trilogy on Oct 21, 2015!
Relive all the breathtaking action, groundbreaking comedy and sheer movie-making magic of one of the most brilliantly inventive, wildly entertaining motion picture triumphs in Hollywood history.

[10/12/15 - 11:32 AM]
CBS Launches MySupergirlIs.Com, Encouraging People to Put a Social Spotlight on the Supergirl in Their Own Lives
The site enables those with a strong and inspiring "supergirl" in their lives to celebrate her publicly with a customized #MYSUPERGIRL graphic featuring her name and photo to share on Facebook.

[10/12/15 - 11:15 AM]
Taye Diggs to Guest-Star in a Multi-Episode Arc on New Drama "Rosewood"
Diggs will portray Dr. Mike Boyce, a world-renowned infectious disease doctor based in Miami and the longtime best friend of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (Morris Chestnut).

[10/12/15 - 11:05 AM]
With Live +7-Day Playback, CBS Widens Its Premiere Week Lead Over Its Nearest Competitor to 2.5 Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/12/15 - 11:00 AM]
Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman Get Their Game on with Pop as "Easiest Game Show Ever" Heads Into Production with 20 Episodes
The series puts a new twist on "True or False?" and gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $100,000 cash per episode.

[10/12/15 - 10:43 AM]
VH1 Hosts Roundtable Discussion Moderated by T.J. Holmes on the Reality of Being Openly Gay in the Hip Hop Community with "LHH: Out in Hip Hop" Premiering Monday, October 19 at 11PM
Moderated by ABC News' T.J. Holmes, the open dialogue will include a studio audience that has been touched by the Miles and Milan story line.

[10/12/15 - 10:31 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: Standing as Tuesday's Biggest Gainer, ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Emerges as the Top Scripted Show in Its Hour
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/12/15 - 10:18 AM]
Video: "Outcast" - Comic Con Exclusive Scene (Cinemax)
The series, based on the Robert Kirkman comic book of the same name, premieres in 2016.

[10/12/15 - 10:11 AM]
Top Women of Country to Perform at Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
All eyes will be focused on Country Music on November 4 to see the leading ladies of the format, including Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae, and Kacey Musgraves, performing during the three-hour gala.

[10/12/15 - 10:00 AM]
MTV's Iconic Series "Real World" Begins Production Today in Hip Downtown Las Vegas
This season, cast members take over the penthouse suite at the dynamic Gold Spike in the revamped downtown section of Las Vegas.