Twentieth Television and the Fox Television Stations has announced that daytime staple “Divorce Court” has been renewed through the 2016-2017 season.
The show, produced by Lincolnwood Drive Inc. and distributed by Twentieth Television, is set to return on Sinclair TV stations.
Now in its 15th season, “Divorce Court” dates back to late 1950s when actors would reenact divorce proceedings. The show has been reinvented three times for daytime TV and has aired in its current format since 1999. Judge Lynn Toler now presides over the program as real-life couples face off in the courtroom.
In February, the show hit both a four-season ratings high and a seven-year viewer high with an average of nearly three million viewers per episode.
“In the current landscape where many shows have declining ratings, we are thrilled to have a long-running program on an opposite trajectory,” said Stephen Brown, EVP of development and programming of the FOX Television Stations. “Renewing the series was an easy decision to make.”