Twentieth Television Axes Cristina’s Court

Twentieth Television’s three-year-old, Emmy-winning court strip Cristina’s Court has been canceled and will cease production this spring. Season to-date, Cristina’s Court ranks seventh among the 11 syndicated court show strips in households (including encore telecasts of Sony Pictures Television’s Judge Hatchett), with a 1.1 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research data. Comparably, that is down by 15 percent year-to-year.  
 
In addition to Cristina’s Court, also not moving forward in first-run syndication next season are SPT’s Judge David Young and Judge Karen, Twentieth’s The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet and Debmar-Mercury game show Trivial Pursuit. Warner Bros. The Tyra Banks Show, meanwhile, will switch from syndication to the CW in daytime. In total, at least four hours of established syndicated product will not be returning next fall.  
 
In other syndication news, NBC Universal has picked up sophomore talker The Steve Wilkos Show for a third season, with renewals to-date on stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Columbus, Ohio.