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Nothing About This Is Good For Television

June 13th, 2014 by jake · 2 Comments

Anyone else have their eyes roll back in their head after reading this press release?

June 12, 2014 – Louisville, KY – Coming this season exclusively on WBNA TV, Louisville’s home for “locally grown” TV, is a brand new show called Deadbeat – Kentuckiana Child Support Court. This 30-minute program takes you inside Jefferson County Child Support Court while real drama unfolds with real people. Cameras have been granted special permission to follow these cases from the courtroom to inside jail walls to gain perspective on a growing and national problem plaguing single parents.

“Deadbeat is a unique show that will engage our viewers,” said Tom Fawbush, WBNA General Manager. “We believe it will be a home run because it’s local, compelling and has a lot of personality. Judge Erica Williams and Judge Sean Delahanty have endorsed the program and are granting us unprecedented access to what happens in their courtrooms. Deadbeat will entertain and educate people at the same time.”

BMB Productions, current producer of Secrets of Louisville Chefs, is producing the program. BMB is led by Executive Producer Michael Lattin, an Emmy and Eclipse Award winning producer. His highly experienced team brings loads of insight and energy to Deadbeat.

Talent on the show is diverse and consists of the following:

Host – Carolyn Gaeta McLean – The former WAVE 3 TV News Reporter is excited to get back to her television roots and express her snarky commentary which TV News does *not* necessarily allow.

Co-Host – Nichole Taylor Compton – A local attorney and Judicial Candidate who provides legal insight on Deadbeat cases. Nichole draws upon her background as a former teenage single mother and has a deeply–rooted desire to help others facing child support problems.

Courtroom Correspondent – Ashley Anderson – Editor for www.BleacherReport.com and co-host of a sports radio show on 970 WGTK, plus a former staff writer for The Voice-Tribune.

Deadbeat will air daily on WBNA TV starting Monday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. after WAVE3 News Midday. It will also air nightly on RTV 21.4 (TWC Channel 185) at 9:00 p.m. EST.

WHAT?

What on earth is this?

Profiting off the system that’s meant to force parents into supporting their children?

That’s some WAVE3-style junk.

Where do we file claims for injuries related to eyes rolling back in one’s head?

Tags: Bad Behavior · Hype · Judges · TV

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Janet // Jun 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    If the writing of the press release is any indication of the reporting of the show, we can expect a mess. Please, learn basic grammar and AP writing style!

  • 2 Troy // Jun 19, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Is any of the family court system paid for with tax dollars? If so, maybe any money made from this program could be poured into the system. That could be a good thing. In addition, this program could be another tool used to help stifle delinquent child support.

    I’m not saying the program is all “puppies and rainbows,” but the potential for some good is there.

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