Amazon Freevee Orders New Series From Judge Judy Sheindlin

By Jessica Lerner 

Following the success of Judge Judy Sheindlin’s first streaming series, Judy Justice, Amazon Freevee—formerly IMDb TV—has ordered another court program from the titular judge.

The show, entitled Tribunal, will have a panel of three judges who will jointly adjudicate real cases. The series will also incorporate a video component into the court format, allowing viewers to follow scenes around the events of each case.

The three judges are: Judge Patricia DiMango, a former New York State Supreme Court Justice and Administrative Judge of the New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term, Kings County; Judge Tanya Acker, a Yale Law School graduate, experienced civil litigator, former Judge Pro Tem in Los Angeles County Superior Court; and Adam Levy, former Putnam County, New York District Attorney, and an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and New York Prosecutors Training Institute. Levy is Sheindlin’s son.

“Tribunal is an exciting new format which combines traditional court with a video-enhanced presentation,” said Sheindlin in a statement. “The panel of judges offer a dynamic combination of different backgrounds, experiences and opinions that are unique, unparalleled and compelling.”

The series order follows the runaway success of Judy Justice. Judge Sheindlin’s first streaming series became the No.1 original program on Amazon Freevee in first streams and hours watched.

“We’re delighted to be extending our partnership with Amazon Freevee. Over the past year, we’ve worked closely with the team to bring Judy Justice to customers and have been thrilled with the reception,” said executive producer Scott Koondel. “Freevee has made a home for Judy Justice, and we’re elated to have the opportunity to continue to develop Judge Sheindlin’s signature courtroom format.”

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