Here Comes the Judge: To Hallmark

Hallmark Channel has bought the cable-syndication rights to Twentieth Television's off-CBS drama, Judging Amy, to start Feb. 28.

Amy will be teamed with drama Walker, Texas Ranger, and TV movies for early prime and prime.

Hallmark already slates Twentieth off-nets M*A*S*H and Doctor Quinn: Medicine Woman, part of its strategy to get new viewers to the channel by piggybacking on the fan bases of other network's shows and "introduce" them to the channel.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.