Move over, Judge Judy. There’s a new TV courtroom judge coming to town – and it’s none other than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that would premiere next year. She signed a deal in February with Montana-based production company Warm Springs, a source close to the process tells PEOPLE.
“It’s a production deal,” the source explains. “What happens next is she’ll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it.”
Warm Springs first approached Palin with the idea in 2015 and has since put together a team that includes the TV executive who found Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown.
And to think all these atheists I hang around with said my prayers would never be answered.
So why would a TV studio want somebody presiding over a reality tv courtroom who doesn’t have a law degree or any experience as a judge? Well…
Unlike the two famous TV judges, Palin does not have a juris doctor degree. But the source notes that the bestselling author has a variety of other qualities that make her perfectly suited to the job.
“Palin’s telegenic personality, wide appeal and common sense wisdom make her a natural for this kind of format and she was Warm Springs’ top pick for this project.”
Telegenic personality? Pfft! Wide appeal? Bwahahahahahaha! Common sense…I can’t. I just…
If the show gets picked up it could reach syndicated daytime broadcasts nationwide by fall of 2017. Please, pretty please, god…I’ve never asked you for much, and I know I’ve convinced a lot of people you don’t exist, but we could become totally square if you just make this happen.