Canada’s CTS Adds CBSSI Programming to Fall Lineup


TORONTO: CTS in Canada has picked up the rights for Judge Judy, Hot Bench and Everybody Loves Raymond from CBS Studios International (CBSSI) for broadcast later in the year.

The courtroom series Judge Judy is CBSSI's number-one program in syndication. Hot Bench is a new court show created by Judge Judy's Judith Sheindlin, while Everybody Loves Raymond is an Emmy Award-winning sitcom starring Ray Romano. All three programs are scheduled to begin airing daily on the CTS stations in Toronto, Calgary and Edmonton in early September.

"Judge Judy dominates the court genre. Her entertaining style and common sense judgments will be a great addition to our lineup," said Rob Sheppard, the program director of CTS. "As creator of Hot Bench, we're sure to see Judy Sheindlin's imprint on this new style of courtroom entertainment."