Both are known for their way with words, but does Sarah Palin have what it takes to manage a TV courtroom like Judge Judy Sheindlin?
Some in the industry think so: People.com has reported that the former Alaska governor is working with Montana-based production company Warm Springs to develop the project.
“It’s a production deal,” the unnamed source told the magazine. “What happens next is she’ll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it.”
The show’s production team includes a TV executive who discovered Judges Judy and Joe Brown,according to Politico.
Palin is not a judge and lacks a law degree, though this shouldn’t preclude her from overseeing a TV courtroom, which, for legal reasons, often operates as an informal arbitration process rather than an actual court of law.
Warm Springs is also home to other seemingly on-brand productions for Palin’s core audience, like “NRA All-Access,” “Gun Gurus” and “Deadly Shoot-Outs.”
The Palins are used to being on TV, and not just during an election year. Palin herself starred in two nature shows —“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” on TLC and “Amazing America With Sarah Palin” on the Sportsman Channel—while her daughter Bristol was a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars and the focus of a short-lived reality show on Lifetime, “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Trip.” Her husband Todd also appeared on NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes.”
Should all go according to plan, audiences can look for the daytime show to hit the air sometime in the fall of 2017, People reported.