None other than Sarah Palin may be the next name to be getting her own daytime court TV series. How could that be when she has never even been a judge in real life? Well, the former vice presidential candidate and Donald Trump supporter has apparently finalized a deal with the Montana-based production company, Warm Springs, to headline her own daytime series in the vein of Judge Judy, according to Variety.
Palin has not yet shot a pilot for the potential syndicated series, but Warm Springs will be shopping the Palin project for a fall 2017 launch. Syndication TV vets, Barry Wallach and Lee Villas are charged with the task of selling the Palin project.
In addition, Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown producer Larry Lyttle is said to be on board to executive produce the series. Lyttle has not been with Judge Judy though for over a decade.
So, why Palin for a court TV show? According to a source via PEOPLE, while Palin does not hold a law degree, she has a “telegenic personality, wide appeal and common sense wisdom (that) make her a natural for this kind of format.” They also learned that Palin was Warm Springs first choice to build a show around. Publicist Howard Bragman who is said to be working with Palin on the project noted to NBC News that Palin will do her best “Judge Judy,” mediating and deciding cases brought before her fictional court.” Bragman added: “She calls them like she sees them.”
So, while daytime programming executives try to find a way to find alternatives to failing talk shows, and refuse to even entertain the notion of finding a way to budget a new half hour daytime soap opera, is a Palin show in the day-part, something women and male daytime viewers truly would want to see? One thing we can’t fathom and hope to never see … Sarah Palin hosting the Daytime Emmys.
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