judge Greg Mathis; Judge Marilyn Milian
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Judge Mathis and The People’s Court will both end their runs at the end of their current seasons.
learned Friday that the decision was due in part to the challenging market in the daytime syndication landscape.
Judge Mathis, who has been on the air for 24 seasons, follows Judge Greg Mathis as he makes the law and delivers the verdicts in his courtroom. The show won a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Court Program.
The program, which began in 1998, is the second longest running court show with a single production life, after Judge Judy. Judge Mathis is also the longest-running black male host on television.
The People’s Court, which premiered in 1997, will come to an end after its 26th season. He has won four Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program — the most wins for a court show in that category.
The show follows former Florida prosecutor and judge Marilyn Milian as she adjudicates actual small claims court cases. Milian was the first Latina judge to host a nationally syndicated television court show.
The People’s Court is also the longest-running traditional court show and the second longest-running court show overall, with a total of 39 seasons, including the original series which ran from 1981 to 1993 with Judge Joseph Wapner.
Judge Mathis is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with AND Syndicated Productions and Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
The People’s Court is a Ralph Edwards/Stu Billett and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television Production in association with Telepictures. It is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.