Court TV Launches New Lineup

By Brian 

As TVNewser reported Sunday, Court TV News is launching a “re-formatted daytime schedule” today.

“This new line-up will highlight the network’s distinct personality-driven programs while expanding its ability to cover more simultaneous trials on a daily basis, due in part to the network’s newly built high-tech, digitally-equipped control room,” the press release says.

The most notable change is the addition of former MSNBC standout Ashleigh Banfield as a full-time anchor. (She joined Court TV as a sub in July.) She’ll be paired alongside Jack Ford from 1 to 3pm. Also, Jami Floyd is hosting an hourlong show at noon. The full schedule is after the jump…

  • Open Court (9-10 am, ET/PT) — hosted by a list of rotating anchors

  • Bloom & Politan: Trial Heat (10 am – Noon, ET/PT) — co-anchored by attorneys Lisa Bloom and Vinnie Politan

  • Jami Floyd: Best Defense (Noon-1 pm, ET/PT) — anchored by former defense attorney Jami Floyd

  • Banfield & Ford: Courtside (1-3 pm, ET/PT) — co-anchored by news veterans Ashleigh Banfield and Jack Ford

  • Nancy Grace: Closing Arguments (3-5 pm, ET/PT) — anchored by victims’ rights advocate and former prosecutor Nancy Grace

  • Catherine Crier Live (5-6 pm, ET/PT) — award-winning legal news talk show hosted by former judge Catherine Crier