Judge Glenda Hatchett © Sony Pictures TV
Judge Glenda Hatchett © Sony Pictures TV

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) one of the largest independent producers and distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, with 40 shows on the air, and owner of seven 24-hour HD cable television networks reaching nearly 80 million aggregate subscribers nationwide, has announced an 85% national clearance for the launch of its sixth and newest court series “The Verdict with Judge Hatchett.” Over the past seven years, Entertainment Studios has launched six court series, making it the largest owner/producer/distributor of television court shows.

A daily courtroom series shot exclusively in HD, “The Verdict with Judge Hatchett” now airs on group-owned television stations including: Tribune, CBS O&O’s, Sinclair, Weigel, Sunbeam, Nexstar, Media General, Scripps, Meredith, Hearst, COX, Capitol Broadcasting, Entravision, Raycom, Lockwood, Tegna, Mission, Waterman, Gray, Marshall Broadcasting, Quincy, Bonten, Morgan Murphy, Citadel, Block, Corridor, Koplar, NewsWeb Corporation, Cordillera, Cunningham, Meridian Media, Morris Multimedia, News-Press Gazette, Rein, Stainless, Southern TV, West Virginia Media Holdings, Titan, Winston, Vista West Media, London Broadcasting, Shield, Northwest, Venture, Vision, Marquee, Sagamore Hill, and Vindicator Printing.

Television viewers know Judge Glenda Hatchett from her previous two-time Emmy-nominated nationally-syndicated television show, “Judge Hatchett,” where Hatchett presided as Judge for eight seasons, and six seasons in repeats for a total of fourteen seasons on the air. The program won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series or Special for Television.

“‘The Verdict with Judge Hatchett’ is an unprecedented launch because of Judge Glenda Hatchett’s strong brand and unique talent,” said Andrew Temple, President of Domestic Television Distribution for Entertainment Studios. “Our station group partners are extremely well-positioned for success with Judge Glenda Hatchett — whose compassion and fight for justice are in high demand.”

“I am very excited about ‘The Verdict with Judge Hatchett’ and I’m thrilled to be working with Byron Allen,” said Judge Glenda Hatchett. “Byron’s creative vision and commitment to his high quality television programs and cable networks is unparalleled in this industry, and I am enthusiastic and very proud to be part of another first class television court series.”

“The Verdict with Judge Hatchett” is produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios.