Oh yes, they will fill in when are no live court or having a court break maybe a talk show input on the issue of the day. On the slow day they will fill old or replay most recent court covereges of the day. I bet Closed Captioners will make good money.
I noted that Nexstar, will carry Court TV. Since we have Nexstar stations in Albuquerque's TV market and since we got too many sub channels around here. I wonder if we squeeze in more like to be on KWBQ-DT CW or KASY-DT My Network TV but I bet you it won't be on KRQE-DT CBS,FOX and Bounce. We have tons of NFL football fans. If they add Court TV on KRQE-DT the picture quality will go down the NFL fans will be upset over the new added sub channel.
Over six months ago two separate networks here started to carry the Escape Channel. One Nexstar WFLA sub station and on Univision sub station, both continue to carry Escape. I bet WFLA will carry Court TV instead of Escape.
Theirs more then 22 Tribune stations out their and the stories about it coming back just shows some and most have Sports Teams and so does KC but hasen't been annouced yet. St. Louis Tribune is getting it. Their Website doesn't have Affliates yet same with Wiki.