Two syndicated shows have been renewed, including TV’s longest-running court show.
Twentieth Television announced today that the two stalwart syndicated shows have been renewed through the 2013-14 season.
Announcing the pickups of “Divorce Court” and “Judge Alex” was Paul Franklin, EVP & general sales manager for Twentieth Television. For the upcoming season, both programs are cleared in 75% of the country, including the Fox Television Stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas.
Both shows are also set to return to Tribune, Sinclair, CBS, Local TV, Belo and Newport stations.
The company said in its announcement: “This season, ‘Judge Alex’ and ‘Divorce Court’ are the only television court programs to deliver 3 months (Oct-Dec) of consecutive growth with households, growing 13% and 14%, respectively. Additionally, in December ‘Judge Alex’ hit a 41-week high, maintaining this rating through the New Year.”
Franklin said in the statement: “Lynn Toler and Alex Ferrer are incredible personalities and legal stars ruling on the bench and in the ratings. We are thrilled they will continue to preside over their successful television courtrooms with both compassion and strength that their viewers admire.”
Toler presides over “Divorce Court,” television’s longest-running court show, while Ferrer is Judge Alex on a program that is now in its seventh season.