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Sony’s Judge Karen to Bang Gavel in 72% of U.S.

Sony cleared new court series Judge Karen in 72% of the country, including 13 of the top 15 markets, said John Weiser, the company’s president of distribution.

Stations that have picked up the show include Sinclair Broadcast Group’s WBFF/WNUV Baltimore; WLFL/WRDC Raleigh, N.C.; WCGV/WVTV Milwaukee; KVCW/KVMY Las Vegas; and several others in their group. Raycom Media also acquired the show for WOIO/WUAB Cleveland and WXIX Cincinnati. Meredith Broadcast Group purchased it for KSMO in Kansas City. And Media General opted in for WSPA/WYCW Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.

Karen Mills-Francis hails from Miami, where she has defended kids in juvenile court and tried more than 100 cases as an attorney in private practice.