Chicago to get new courtroom show

New court show from Warner Bros. featuring Jeanine Pirro to be taped here; new show is part of new Warner-supplied daytime block on CW

Chicago is getting another television production to be beamed coast-to-coast.

The new show from Warner Bros. is Judge Jeanine Pirro, a new daytime courtroom strip, which will be taped at NBC Tower, where Warner’s Judge Mathis and NBC Universal’s Jerry Springer is taped. Of course, Chicago is also home to The Oprah Winfrey Show.

But instead of launching the show in syndication like it originally planned, it’s launching on The CW in daytime instead as a Warner Bros.-supplied block from 3 to 5 p.m. in all time zones.

Beginning in September, Pirro airs from 3 to 4 p.m., while reruns of former WB comedies The Wayans Bros. and The Jamie Foxx Show will air from 4 to 5 p.m. The moves replaces current sitcoms All of Us, What I Like About You, and Reba. Jamie Foxx had been airing in off-net syndication while Wayans recently had a stint on ION (Wayans also ran in off-net syndication from 1999-2003, where it aired locally on WGN-TV and later WCIU-TV.)

CW’s early fringe block came into being in 2006, where it replaced the Kids’ WB animation block with reruns of early episodes of ER and 8 Simple Rules.