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New Order Atop Judge Joe's Court

John Terenzio is the new executive producer of Paramount’s Judge Joe Brown, the company said Wednesday.

Frank Kelly, the show’s former executive producer, will continue to develop and produce TV programs at Paramount Domestic Television for syndication, cable and network TV.

Terenzio comes to Judge Joe Brown after a long producing career. Most recently, Terenzio was an independent producer and consultant. Prior to that, he was president of programming and publishing at Broadband Sports.

He also was executive VP and executive producer of Fox Sports Net and executive producer of syndicated newsmagazine A Current Affair.

Currently in its sixth season, Judge Joe Brown is cleared in 98% of the U.S. through 2005-06. During the week ended Feb. 8, the show hit a 3.7 national household rating and was the second-highest rated court show in syndication.

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.