On Wednesday, Litton Entertainment announced that its latest twist on court tv, “Street Court,” is set to debut on September 21st. The series, cleared in over 94% of the country, follows a tough-talking judge and his litigants to the scene of dispute. WPIX New York, KCAL Los Angeles, and WCIU Chicago have all signed on, as well as numerous station groups, including Belo, CBS, Cox, Hearst, Local TV, Sinclair, and Tribune.
The host is Judge Mazz (aka Michael Mazzariello), a former Brooklyn bricklayer who became Assistant District Attorney. The half-hour show promises to “capture the emotional face-off of feuding families, bickering best friends, and next-door neighbors whose relationships have been soured by arguments.”
“We liked ‘Street Court’ immediately,” said Emerson Coleman, VP of Programming at Hearst. “It’s a fresh, imaginative take on the court genre and has a real chance to break throughJudge Mazz is the key. He’s a big personality that fits the format perfectly.”
“I always wanted to bring the jury to the crime scene,” said Mazzariello. “In the courtroom were constrained by having to use photos, graphs, charts. There’s nothing like being able to see what happened on location for yourself.”