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Twentieth Television’s court show, Cristina’s Court, will not return for fall 2009, the company said Friday. The show will remain in production and on the air through September 2009.
Cristina’s Court, hosted by Cristina Perez, is in its third season on the air. In 2008, the show won the first-ever Daytime Emmy for a court show. Cristina’s Court was the first court to be adapted for English-language television from Spanish-language TV. Previously, Perez hosted a popular program on NBC Universal-owned Telemundo titled La Corte De Familia.
Cristina’s Court joins a growing list of syndicated shows facing cancellation because the lack of advertising and cash in the marketplace are making them economically impossible to continue to produce.
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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.
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