Judge Lynn Toler is staying on the bench. Fox TV stations have renewed Divorce Court through 2015.
It’s TV’s longest running legal franchise and recently scored its highest sweeps numbers in three years. Divorce Court is in its third revival and started in 1957 as a drama with actors re-enacting real divorce court proceedings. The current version started in 1999 with Mablean Ephriam on the bench, is unscripted and shows real-life couples. Toler took over in 2006.
Twentieth Television executive VP and general sales manager Paul Franklin said, “Lynn’s ability to simultaneously entertain viewers while compassionately counseling her litigants is translating to ratings hights. We are thrilled that Divorce Court will remain a key component on local station’s daytime blocks.”
What do you think? Have you watched Divorce Court? Would you like to have Toler as your judge?