Judge Judy’s ‘Hot Bench’ Renewed for Second Season

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CBS Television Distribution has renewed “Hot Bench” for a second season.

The syndicated court show was created by Judge Judy Sheindlin and features three judges — Patricia DiMango, Tanya Acker and Larry Bakman — presiding over one bench. Each episode sees them arguing over the facts of one case until they reach a verdict. Cameras follow them into their chambers for a behind-the-scenes look at a judge’s process.

“I’m gratified that viewers have embraced ‘Hot Bench,’” Sheindlin said in a statement. “I came up with the idea on a trip to Ireland last year with my husband and we observed a three-judge bench and found the process fascinating. I’m glad the viewers agree!”

The show’s first season was the top new firstrun syndicated show of the season, with a 1.5 HH rating and 2 million viewers.

Randy Douthit, exec producer and director of Sheindlin’s “Judge Judy,” will exec produce along with Maureen FitzPatrick. CBS Television Distribution and Queen Bee Productions will produce, with CTD also distributing.

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  1. Jeanne says:

    When is it coming to British TV ?

  2. Kelley Donnelly says:

    I was called to appear on Hot Bech awhile back. Like was unsure myself and doubtful the defendant wouldvshpw up.
    I think I would like to give it a shot? Love Judge Judy like a surrogate mother, but she scares the day lights out of me!
    In a good way… Learned a lot from her..

  3. I am not surprised that Hot Bench got renewal for the second season because both show got the same crew to produce it.

    • Arleen says:

      Just wonderful. Hot Bench should be back for 3rd. season 2016. We finally have a proper TV episode to watch. CBS keep this going. We have to have Judge DiMango back. She’s the best.

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