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‘Judge Karen's Court' Adds Groups to Clearance List

Litton Entertainment's Judge Karen's Court has added several station groups to its list of clearances. New groups signing on include Barrington, Belo, Capitol, Cox, Gray, Lin, Media General, New Age, Newport, Quincy, Raycom, Roberts, Tribune, Venture, Weigel, and additional Sinclair stations.

Litton is bringing Judge Karen Mills-Francis back to syndication this year after Sony decided to get out of the business of producing and distributing court TV shows. The Sinclair Broadcast Group, in particular, encouraged Litton to resurrect the show, which aired in the 2008-09 TV season. Judge Karen's Court is scheduled to debut this fall.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.