Divorce Court and Judge Alex: Court Shows Renewed for Two More Years

Judge AlexTalk shows like Bonnie Hunt and Oprah Winfrey may be going away but it looks like the court shows are here to stay. Twentieth Television has announced that Divorce Court and Judge Alex have each been renewed for two more years, taking each through the 2011-12 season.

Divorce Court has had a long history on the small screen, in three incarnations. It ran for 12 years, from 1957 until 1969, and then came back for another seven years beginning in 1985. The current incarnation has been on the air since 1999 and Judge Lynn Toler leads the on-air proceedings.

Comparatively, Judge Alex is a newcomer, having been on the air since 2005. The court cases are presided over by Alex Ferrer, a former police officer, attorney, and Florida judge.

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According to Mediaweek, each court strip is already cleared in 75% of the country for next year, including all top 15 markets.

Greg Meidel, president of Twentieth Television, said, “On a daily basis these court programs have successfully demonstrated how to simultaneously inform and entertain viewers. We are thrilled that Alex Ferrer and Lynn Toler will continue to rule over their courtrooms in a fair, trustworthy and thoughtful way.”

What do you think? Do you enjoy court shows? Which is your favorite?

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  1. B Hendrix says

    I loved Judge Alex. He was wonderfully funny but very professional. He was very consistent with his verdicts . I truly believe it is time for Judge Judy to turn in her gavel and turn it over to Judge Alex.

  2. constance eldred says

    I was absolutely heart broken to learn that the Judge Alex series had been discontinued. The show was the highlight of my day. You can’t beat his humor along with Mason. PLEASE bring back the show. Unfortunately I can’t put in writing my views about Judge Judy–if you get my point!!!

  3. Nina says

    This is a good show. I like to watch it whenever I am off from work. Today I am off from work and found out this show – Judge Alex court TV show was canceled, and learned the reason being cancel was because lower viewers, Of course is lower viewers, because the show is on, while most of the tax payers are working. it shows during the office hours. who can watch TV at work? I think if Judge Judy and Judge Alex air time schedule to 4 & 5 pm. That will have more viewers. I like both Judge Alex and Judge Judy TV court shows

  4. Nina says

    I only have chance to watch Judge Alex court show on TV whenever the days I am off from work. and I just found out Judge Alex court show on TV being cancel. I like watch Judge Judy and Judge Alex court TV shows. It was said that the reason Judge Alex TV show being cancel because of lower viewers. I think that is a little unfear to this show. this show’s air time was in the office hours. Most of the working people are working, who can watch TV during the working hours? I think Judge Alex and Judge Judy’s court TV show should schedule the air time at 4 and 5 pm every day. At this time, at least some working people able to watch it

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