CBS Television Distribution (CTD) announced that it has sold the new syndicated strip “Swift Justice With Nancy Grace” under a two-year deal in 80% of the country.
As back-to-back half-hours, “Swift Justice With Nancy Grace” is targeted for a fall 2010 debut and was sold to stations in the following groups: Fox Television Stations, Tribune Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS Television Stations, LIN TV, Cox Television, Local TV, Meredith, Media General, Gannett and Newport, among others. The show is cleared in 48 of the top 50 markets, including on Fox stations in the three largest markets New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. It will air mostly in afternoon and early-fringe time periods.
“Nancy is a powerful force in television with a built-in audience that tunes in to hear her point of view. We’re thrilled to have gotten such an immediate response from all of these groups, and their enthusiasm proves we’ve got the right show for them at the right time,” said Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales for CTD.
Grace is a former prosecutor and well-known legal analyst. She currently hosts the legal analysis program, “Nancy Grace,” which is the highest-rated show on HLN. Previously, she worked at Court TV as host of the live daily trial coverage program “Closing Arguments” and co-host of “Cochran and Grace.” She is an outspoken advocate of victims’ rights and known for not holding back her opinion on high profile cases. Grace is also a best-selling author, with her first book “Objection!” published in 2005 and her first fictional novel, “The Eleventh Victim,” published in August 2009.