A television producer accused of killing her deaf and partially blind sister by putting her in a closed Studio City garage with a blazing barbecue grill in 2015 was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on a murder charge.

Jill Blackstone, 56, who has worked on programs such as “The Jerry Springer Show” and “Divorce Court,” is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 13 on the murder charge, along with three counts of animal cruelty pertaining to three dogs who wound up dying from the fire.

At the end of a roughly five-day preliminary hearing, Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino determined there was enough evidence for Blackstone to stand trial for the killing of 49-year-old Wendy Blackstone, who was deaf and partially blind.

Prosecutors contend Jill Blackstone carried out the crime because she had grown weary of caring for her disabled sibling. She had been arrested shortly after her sister died on March 14, 2015, inside a garage in the 12000 block of Landale Street, but she was released when prosecutors declined to file charges.

She was arrested again in April of last year and charged with murder. Authorities said they believed Blackstone drugged her sister and put her in the garage with the lit barbecue grill, along with the three dogs, in an effort to make her death look like an accident or suicide.

According to the coroner’s office, Wendy Blackstone died from inhalation of combustion and alprazolam, a sedative. A note — allegedly written by Jill Blackstone — was found in or near the dead woman’s hand, authorities said.

If convicted as charged, Blackstone faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Blackstone has worked as a producer on shows including “The Jerry Springer Show,” “Divorce Court,” `The Tony Danza Show” and “Family Court with Judge Penny.”

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