Law in Popular Culture
Judge Judy’s Husband Steps Up to the Bench in TV Pilot
Posted Nov 1, 2011 8:15 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Judge Judy’s husband, retired Bronx judge Gerald Sheindlin, is shooting a pilot episode for a proposed TV show called Erroneous Convictions.
The New York Daily News describes the show as a “dramedy” that includes the humor of the courtroom and the twists and turns of trials. Sheindlin, 77, plays a “cantankerous jurist,” the story says. He previously appeared on television as a judge on The People’s Court from 1999 to 2001.
A co-writer of the pilot TV show is former Bronx Assistant District Attorney Bruce Birns, who sometimes appeared in Sheindlin’s real-life courtroom. Birns plays a defense lawyer on the show.
Hat tip to Above the Law.