Comedy Central Picks Up Syndication Rights To Community… Fans, It May Be Time To Officially Celebrate

Comedy Central has announced that they have acquired the off-network rights to NBC’s Community and will begin airing reruns of the fan-favorite in the Fall of 2013.  For fans of the show, this is potentially great news because it all but guarantees that the series will get picked up for at least a fourth season to get it to the magical “88-episode” mark that is so coveted for syndication.  See the press release below.

Via Press Release:

NEW YORK, March 14, 2012 – Greendale Community College’s most famous study group will have a new member beginning in 2013 (and it’s not Beetlejuice) as COMEDY CENTRAL has reached a multi-year deal with Sony Picture Television to license the critically-acclaimed comedy series “Community,” it was announced today by David Bernath, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy & Multiplatform Programming/Dean of Students for COMEDY CENTRAL and [Sony Pictures Television].  The all-comedy channel will launch the series with three seasons beginning in the fall of 2013.

“Within the chaos of the current media landscape we are fortunate that we live in a timeline where ‘Community’ comes to COMEDY CENTRAL,” said Bernath.  “Our staff is celebrating with a game of paintball in the offices today.”

“Community is a perfect fit for the COMEDY CENTRAL audience,” added John Weiser, president, US distribution for Sony Pictures Television.

TV NEWS ALERT! ‘Judge Judy’ Renewed Through 2015

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Oprah’s personal ass-kicker will be back for many more years to come to dish out justice to hillbillies, dirtbags who don’t pay money back to the stupid women that loan it to them, deadbeats who don’t pay child-support, bad credit risks that dumbasses co-sign on car loans for, criminals who don’t pay back bail money because they claim they never asked the lender for it, teenagers who get drunk and wreck someone’s car, roommates that bail on the rent, and every moron who claims that the $5,000.00 loaned to them by a McDonald’s employee who makes $12 per week was a gift.

We love Judge Judy.  It’s so bad that we’ve been scheming with Dad on how to make up a bogus case where he sues us just to get on the show.  Then we realized that she’d see right through our bullsh*t like she does with everyone.  We just want to get yelled at by Judge Judy… is that so wrong?

Via Press Release:


LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2011) – Judge Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue presiding over her top-rated show, JUDGE JUDY, through 2015, it was announced today by John Nogawski, President of CTD.

“Judy is in a class by herself,” Nogawski said. “For 15 years, she’s delivered one of the highest-rated shows in all of syndication. She’s at the top of her game, and we’re excited to be in business with daytime’s #1 star.”

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this exciting second career,” Judge Judy Sheindlin said. “The confidence and support CBS has shown in our program has been steadfast and very much appreciated.”

JUDGE JUDY, now in its 15th season, averages 10 million viewers, more than any other show in daytime television. For the 2009-2010 season, JUDGE JUDY finished as the #1 rated show in daytime, beating “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the first time any daytime program had surpassed “Oprah” in a decade when JUDGE JUDY held that distinction as well. Additionally, JUDGE JUDY has been the top-rated half-hour syndicated court show since its debut nearly 15 years ago on Sept. 16, 1996.

JUDGE JUDY is distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Randy Douthit is executive producer and director.  Timothy Regler is executive producer. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.