Warner Bros’ move of Judge Jeanne Pirro from The CW to syndication is now complete, with a group deal with the Fox Television Group.
The all-barter deal, which includes Fox’s duopoly of WFLD and WPWR, gives Pirro a clearance rate of 75 percent of the United States. Pirro may have benefited from the cancellation of Cristina’s Court on Friday, which was carried on those very same stations.
Pirro has also cleared 27 Sinclair markets, as well as stations owned by CBS, Tribune, Raycom, and Belo, among others. In Milwaukee, the series will air on Sinclair’s WVTV and WCGV (but not in Sinclair’s home market of Baltimore, where Fox-owned My Net affiliate WUTB gets Pirro.)
Pirro currently airs at 3 p.m. on The CW, but is being dropped to make room for Tyra Banks’ talk show, which is moving there in September. Pirro is produced here in Chicago at WMAQ-TV.