Almost immediately, the guessing began on who would don her robes.
“Who should play young JUDGE JUDY?” asked one on Twitter. “This one is really stumping me! MAYBE Alia Shawkat?”
But TV execs might consider Sarah Palin, who is said to be planning her own courtroom show.
In March, USA Today reported: “The former governor of Alaska, who’s already starred in her own reality shows since the end of her vice-presidential campaign in 2008, signed a production deal last month with a Montana-based company called Warm Springs, according to Howard Bragman of Fifteen Minutes P.R., a veteran public-relations executive who represents Warm Springs.
“Palin’s show, still unnamed, would feature Palin in a nationally syndicated daytime show premiering in the fall of 2017.”
People noted: “Warm Springs first approached Palin with the idea in 2015 and has since put together a team that includes the TV executive who found Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown.”
But Palin, not a lawyer, has no courtroom experience. She studied journalism and business administration at several colleges.
Early reaction (and prophecy):
Who should play young JUDGE JUDY? This one is really stumping me! MAYBE Alia Shawkat? I don’t know, it’s hard… https://t.co/cGdh50ofYs
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) September 1, 2016
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) September 1, 2016
Report: Sarah Palin Hopes To Become TV’s Next Judge Judy (Ha Ha, Yeah Right, She Wishes) https://t.co/v8ASeDtlqS
— Squawking Points (@SquawkingPoints) August 22, 2016