No Justice For Telepictures


Telepictures' three-year-old half-hour magazine strip, Celebrity Justice, will not return this fall, sources close to the show confirmed Sunday.

The low-rated magazine was hurt by poor time periods in a number of major markets, including New York.

The syndicator declined to comment, but sources said Justice, executive produced by former television reporter Harvey Levin, will remain in production through the end of the season.

Celebrity Justice has not fared well in the ratings, even with extensive coverage of such high-profile cases as the Michael Jackson trial. It has been heavily promoted, with Levin turning up routinely on a number of news programs as an expert on Jackson and other cases.

For the week ending April 24, ratings for Celebrity Justice dropped by the largest margin of any national magazine, giving up 10% of its audience from the previous week, down 31% year-to-year to a 0.9.