'Wedlock or Deadlock' sentenced to trial run

'Divorce Court' spinoff will be tested in seven cities

Twentieth TV is giving a trial run to "Wedlock or Deadlock," a spinoff from its syndicated courtroom program "Divorce Court."

The half-hour show starring psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Michelle Callahan, will debut July 20 for a six-week test on the Fox TV Stations in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Orlando and Memphis.

"Wedlock or Deadlock," based on the "Divorce Court" segment, features an engaged couple that has serious concerns about their relationship. They share their hopes and fears with Callahan who ultimately gives them her blessing or tears up their marriage license.
"Wedlock or Deadlock" is exec produced by Dave Brown.

A test run on the Fox TV Stations has become a preferred rollout pattern for new syndicated series. It was used for "The Wendy Williams Show" last year and is also in use for "Beyond Twisted" this summer.