Sarah Palin has reportedly signed on to star on a reality courtroom show which will air next year, according to People, and she’ll be the one on the bench.
In what is being described as a “production deal”, Palin will meet with several television stations to suss out interest for such a show, then make a pilot to present to them. Despite the fact that she doesn’t have a law degree, a source says her personality will be enough to make the show a hit. The team behind the idea includes an exec involved in Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown, according to the magazine.
“Palin’s telegenic personality, wide appeal and common sense wisdom make her a natural for this kind of format and she was Warm Springs’ top pick for this project,” the source said.
This isn’t the first time Palin has been interested in the world of reality television; she also starred in Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC in 2010 and 2011. And while there are already several courtroom shows on daytime TV, Palin will likely stand out in the crowd due to her high-profile political career.
“It’s about different personalities and different styles. Same way late night talk shows are different as dictated by the hosts. Similar format — different show,” said Howard Bragman of Fifteen Minutes PR.
For the moment, Sarah Palin is keeping busy with her support of Donald Trump, although she was forced to leave one of Trump’s rallies earlier this month after her husband, Todd, had a snowmobile accident and was seriously injured. After suffering eight broken ribs and damage to his collarbone and lungs, Todd was rushed to the hospital, and Sarah Palin thanked her fans for their support after she left to be by his side.
“Thank you, guys, for your prayers for my husband who is recovering right now in the ICU after a little wreck on a snowmachine…When real life happens it really puts things in perspective doesn’t it?” Palin said.