Will CourtTV’s Rebranding Hurt Star Jones?

star_jones_071207.jpgSay goodbye to CourtTV. Yesterday, the network announced it is renaming itself “truTV” effective January 2008 and largely ditching the law for the reality television route, with production deals signed with Granada America (Nanny 911) and Bunim/Murray Productions (The Real World). Meanwhile, a tipster says that senior VP Emily Barsh is leaving the network effective today. Barsh was the main force behind bringing Star Jones Reynolds to Court TV. No word yet on how either Barsh’s departure or Court TV’s rebranding will effect Jones’ upcoming show. CourtTV’s PR Director, Karen Reynolds, refused to confirm or deny Barsh’s exit.