*Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios will premiere America’s Court With Judge Ross on broadcast and cable television this fall.
The program features LA based media personality Kevin Ross, who has been a judge, prosecutor and radio talk show host. Ross is also president and CEO of 3BAAS Media Group, and will serve as a producer on the show.
“We are pleased to have greatly expanded our company’s nationwide clearance of America’s Court with Judge Ross,” said Andrew Temple, President of Domestic Television Distribution for Entertainment Studios.
The show joins weekly program The Young Icons, which also has been cleared for a 2010 launch , and Career Day, recently picked up by the Sinclair Broadcast Group for 2011. Currently, Entertainment Studios airs 18 programs across the country, most notably Comics Unleashed and Entertainers with Byron Allen.
By entering the daytime syndication arena, Allen assumes his place among a select group of African American CEO’s (think Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry) who are successfully producing content they own, control and distribute to increasingly diverse audiences looking for quality programming.
With America’s Court generating strong buzz, television stations are still being offered the program as two half-hour episodes. Groups who have already signed on include Weigel, Scripps, Media General, Acme, Cox, Raycom, Barrington, Ellis, Journal, Belo, Bonton, LIN, New Age and Sinclair. According to tvnewscheck.com, America’s Court will also run on one of Entertainment Studios six high-definition cable networks that were launched on Verizon’s FiOS broadband systems last September.
America’s Court with Judge Ross shows litigants unique ways in which they can responsibly deal with their unlawful or wrongful acts, and also forces wrongdoers to reflect on the consequences of their transgressions.
Scheduled to film in Los Angeles, ‘Court’ joins The Nate Berkus Show (Harpo/Sony) and Swift Justice with Nancy Grace (CTD) as one of three freshman daytime programs confirmed to debut in 2010.