Hot Bench, the syndicated court program created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, has been renewed for a second season by CBS TV Distribution. Additionally, it will move to CBS-owned affiliates in New York, CBSTVDistributionLos Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Miami and Denver on March 30, through the 2016 season. Hot Bench, presided over by Patricia DiMango, Tanya Acker and Larry Bakman, is the No.1 new first-run syndicated strip of the season with a 1.5 HH rating and 2 million viewers (Live + SD, season to date). Hot Bench is produced by CBS TV Distribution and Queen Bee Prods.