The syndicated court series from Warner Bros. and Telepictures will return for a third season in 2010.
Fox Television Stations has renewed Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Telepictures Productions’ first-run syndicated court strip Judge Jeanine Pirro. The announcement was made today by Frank Cicha, senior vice president, programming, FTS and Ken Werner, president, WBDTD.
In making the announcement, Cicha said: “We’re very happy that Judge Pirro‘s move to the Fox-owned stations worked out as well as it has. Jeanine has gone above and beyond for us promotionally, and we’re extremely glad to have her on board with us as we continue to strengthen our lineups.”
The agreement covers the upcoming 2010-11 season, the show’s third on TV and second in syndication. Pirro has been renewed in the group’s nine duopoly markets — including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago — as well as on the Fox-owned stations in Boston and Baltimore.
Werner added, “Jeanine has shown considerable ratings growth in her second season on the air, and we couldn’t be more excited to extend our relationship with our partners at the Fox Television Stations on this successful court series.”
Pirro is produced by Telepictures Productions and originates from Chicago. Bo Banks (Judge Mathis) is the executive producer. Judge Greg Mathis is executive consultant.