NEW SYNDI STRIP SWIFT JUSTICE WITH NANCY GRACE SOLD IN 80% OF THE COUNTRY
Fox Television Stations, Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS Television Stations, LIN TV, Cox Television and Local TV
among those signing on for Fall 2010 Launch
LOS ANGELES - December 2, 2009 - CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has sold the new syndicated strip "Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" under a two-year deal in 80% of the country, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales for CTD.
As back-to-back half-hours, "Swift Justice With Nancy Grace" is targeted for a fall 2010 debut and was sold to stations in the following groups: Fox Television Stations, Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS Television Stations, LIN TV, Cox Television, Local TV, Meredith, Media General, Gannett and Newport, among others. The show is cleared in 48 of the top 50 markets, including on Fox stations in the three largest markets New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. It will air mostly in afternoon and early-fringe time periods.
"Nancy is a powerful force in television with a built-in audience that tunes in to hear her point of view," said DiSalvo. "We're thrilled to have gotten such an immediate response from all of these groups, and their enthusiasm proves we've got the right show for them at the right time."
"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.