New Management Will Rename 'Court TV' to 'truTV'

Court TV is adjourning in favor of truTV.

The network on Wednesday announced its name would change, effective Jan. 1, 2008, to better reflect an emphasis on nonfiction programming.

TruTV will still offer court coverage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and on its Web site. But the focus shifts at 3 p.m., when a new talk show with Star Jones as host airs.

Nonfiction series like "Forensic Files" and "Haunting Evidence" will continue, the network said. But the network is also developing series on female bounty hunters in Miami, con artists and life-or-death rescues.

Other series in the works include "Outlaw Chasers," about people who try to film tornados up close, and "Neighbors 911," which focuses on feuding families.

"In truTV, we now have the ideal name that fits both the programming and the target audience," said Marc Juris, the network's general manager.

Court TV is now a part of Turner Broadcasting, parent of TNT and TBS, and is owned by Time Warner Inc. Time Warner bought the network from Liberty Media last year.