Syndie trail won't go 'Cold'


"Cold Case" will be on the hunt for two more years in broadcast syndication.

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution said it has renewed the weekly off-net procedural drama for another two seasons -- 2009-10 and 2010-11 -- on the CBS Television Stations in 16 markets, including WCBS New York, KCBS Los Angeles and WBBM Chicago.

Other stations renewing "Cold Case," which is in its first season in syndication, include WPSG/KYW Philadelphia, KBCW/KPIX San Francisco, KTXA/KTVT Dallas, WSBK/WBZ Boston, WKBD/WWJ Detroit, KSTW Seattle and WTOG Tampa, Fla.

Season to date, "Cold Case" is averaging a 2.4 household rating in syndication, according to Nielsen Media Research, and improved the metered-market station time period performance by 23% in households when comparing this year's November sweep with the same period in 2006.

"Cold Case" -- from Jerry Bruckheimer Television, CBS Paramount Network TV and Warner Bros. TV -- is in its fifth season on the CBS. The series was created by Meredith Stiehm and is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Stiehm and Veena Sud. It stars Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford, Thom Barry and Tracie Thoms.