Former Sen. Al D’Amato (R-N.Y.) hopes to become the next Judge Judy with plans to tape a pilot for a court show that would premiere in fall 2009.
The pilot will be shot by Twentieth Television, while Los Angeles-based talent agency Rebel Entertainment Partners packaged the project.
If the show goes forward, D’Amato joins not only a crowded court genre, but also a full development slate. Syndicators already have 10 talk shows in development for 2009, including shows featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz, Marie Osmond, T.D. Jakes and Valerie Bertinelli.