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Daytime Emmys add court category

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 27th 2008 8:25AM
Judge JudyThe Daytime Emmys have rendered their verdict: court TV shows will compete in their own Emmy award category. On April 30th, when the nominations are announced, legal shows will vie against each other in a new category meant to honor the best in court television. That means for the first time ever, Judge Judy can go up against the likes of The People's Court, Judge Alex, Divorce Court and the rest of the justice-driven syndicated real drama series currently on the air.

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Changes to CourtTV and Noggin come 2008

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 26th 2007 5:28PM

Noggin and CourtTV go through some changes starting in the new yearWe are just a scant five days and handful of hours away until the calendar page turns over and we are in 2008. As usual, whenever a new year comes screaming and shouting out of womb of the old one changes abound. Nowhere does that seem more prevalent than in the world of television. Not only will we see a slew of mid-season premieres popping up as early as January 1st, but two cable networks will be changing as well.

The first change actually starts on New Year's Eve. That is when Noggin and The N become two separate cable networks. Both networks will expand to a 24-hour schedule of programming, with Noggin remaining commercial-free and on its current channel position. The N, which is home to the very popular Degrassi: The Next Generation will be relocated to another channel. You will want to speak to your local cable company about its new location before you go through withdrawal.

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Oct 30th 2007 6:41PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
  • Don't worry, says NBC. Jay Leno will be out, Conan will be in, in 2009.
  • The pending writer's strike could mean a surge in demand for reality tv. That is the only reason I can think of why they might be giving Coolio his own reality show.
  • Kid Rock won't be charged for that "brawl" he was in at the VMA's.
  • Ellen DeGeneres will be the first celebrity "briefcase babe" on Deal or No Deal.
  • Court TV will change its name January 1st.
The video's embedded below, or you can subscribe to this podcast via our feed. Plus, you can also download the file directly.

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Catherine Crier slams Court TV in speech

by Bob Sassone, posted May 5th 2007 3:01PM

Court TVIf you haven't heard, Catherine Crier's show has not been renewed by Court TV, so she is leaving the network. But not before getting in a few digs.

In a speech to lawyers in Florida, Crier says she is sad to hear that Court TV (which is changing its name, by the way) is no longer going to cover trials on TV. It will be a web-only feature. Instead, the network is changing its entire lineup, and Crier says it will be "a lot of explosions, a lot of car chases, a lot of cops, a lot of beach babes."

I'm surprised that the network is getting rid of their trial coverage, since it was one of the features that really made their network stand out from anyone else.

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Court TV changing its name

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 13th 2007 3:21PM

Nancy GraceCourt TV is not only changing its name, it's going to change the programming as well.

The network has announced that the network will have a new name starting on January 1, 2008. No decision has been reached yet on what the new name will be, but the network will introduce a ton of new reality shows. Oh, sorry, they're not "reality" shows, they're "real-life series" watched by "engagers."

Among the new shows: Tiger Team, about security experts; The Real Hustle, about con artists and scams, and The Room, which will focus on police interrogations. They are also developing a series of shows with The Smoking Gun web site. As for Nancy Grace (she's the one smiling on the right), she'll be part of the new daytime lineup, but her show will be shortened a bit to make room for the new show from Star Jones.

Wow, Nancy Grace and Star Jones on the same channel during the day. Enjoy!

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Ashleigh Banfield signs on to host Hollywood Heat

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 9th 2007 3:32PM
Ashleigh BanfieldIt's amazing how people's careers can develop. Think about it: did anyone who saw Meredith Vieira on 60 Minutes seventeen years ago think she was going to end up hosting Today and Millionaire? Exactly. So, post-9/11, when men were drooling over NBC's Ashleigh Banfield and her glasses as she paraded around Afghanistan, did anyone think she'd be hosting a show discussing the cross between celebrity and the justice system?

Probably not. But that's what's happening, as she has signed up to host CourtTV's Hollywood Heat, taking over for Lynne White. She joined the network in July 2005, after her profile at NBC was reduced during 2003 and 2004. She will still co-host Banfield & Ford: Courtside with Jack Ford. But, don't worry, librarian-lovers: she'll still be wearing those signature horn-rimmed frames. That alone might get me to watch.

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BET and Court TV shows now on iTunes

by Adam Finley, posted Dec 13th 2006 4:02PM
BETBET and Court TV have both recently added a few series to the iTunes store. BET is offering episodes of American Gangster; Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown; DMX: Soul of a Man; Beef the Series; The Christies: Committed; and Comic View. Court TV also has episodes available: Psychic Detectives; Murder by the Book; Beach Patrol; Body of Evidence; and The Investigators. These shows have been available since late November/early December, so forgive me for not reporting this sooner, or don't forgive me, I guess it doesn't really matter either way. More than a few people know of BET's presence on iTunes, seeing as how American Gangster is one of the top ten TV downloads. All of these episodes, as usual, are $1.99 per episode. Court TV episodes are $1.99 plus time served.

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Court TV does Deep Throat

by Kat Parr, posted Jun 8th 2005 7:17PM
Deep Throat brought Nixon downZap2it.com gets the scoop on Court TVs newest film project: Deep Throat. Ever since nonagenarian W. Mark Felt came forward as The Man Who Felled Richard Nixon, there's been scramble aplenty to get all the dirt, and apparently, Court TV has just the fix for us media junkies: the made-for-TV docudrama. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the reporters with whom Felt made contact, kept his dirty little secret for three damn decades. Finally, we can get some real entertainment out of it (apologies to Robert Redford).

[via Indianapolis Star]

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