Star Jones to Serve as Judge on ‘Divorce Court’ (TV News Roundup) « CmaTrends

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Fox introduced that lawyer, journalist and former “The View” co-host Star Jones has been appointed decide of the first-run syndicated collection “Divorce Court,” beginning in September.

As tv’s longest operating court docket present, “Divorce Court” dates again to the late 1950’s, when actors used to reenact precise divorce proceedings. Today, this system options actual individuals and actual circumstances —  starting from divorce court docket proceedings to different home disputes.

Judge Faith Jenkins will proceed by means of the top of Season 23 and Jones will be part of for Season 24. Jones, a former assistant district lawyer in New York and former authorized correspondent on NBC’s “Today Show,” “Nightly News” and extra, mentioned that she’s going to “offer the parties before ‘Divorce Court,’ as well as viewers, a no-nonsense approach to the law and a decision driven by my proven legal expertise, compassion and empathy, personal experiences and hard-earned common sense.”

“Divorce Court” is produced by Lincolnwood Productions and distributed by Fox First Run. Sonja Solomun serves as govt in cost.

Also in at the moment’s TV News roundup:

EVENTS

The ATX Television Festival has introduced the primary programming for its Season 11 lineup, and “Parenthood” and “Justified” reunions are in retailer. Reunion members from “Parenthood,” a household drama that ran for six seasons, embrace creator/showrunner Jason Katims, govt producer/author David Hudgins, govt producer/director Lawrence Trilling, and stars Dax Shepard, Erika Christensen, Joy Bryant, Mae Whitman and Craig T. Nelson. Creative workforce members from the six-season drama “Justified” may also reunite — with members together with creator/govt producer Graham Yost, govt producer/director Michael Dinner, govt producer Sarah Timberman, and author/producers Taylor Elmore, Fred Golan, Dave Andron, Chris Provenzano, Benjamin Cavell, Gary Lennon, Ingrid Escajeda, VJ Boyd and Wendy Calhoun. This yr’s ATX Television Festival will return to an in-person occasion after going digital in 2020 and 2021; it’s going to happen June 2 to five in Austin.

PROGRAMMING

Serhant Studios, the in-house movie studio and manufacturing workforce managing content material for Ryan Serhant’s actual property and media firm, has introduced its authentic programming for the primary quarter of 2022, in addition to exhibits which are at present in improvement. “Creating Spaces” (previously referred to as “Rented”) is a returning collection that explores the areas that influencers dwell in. The new season premiered Jan. 4. Another returning collection is “Staged,” which presents the method of staging luxurious houses on the market with Serhant agent Ashlei De Souza as host. The coming season is about to premiere March 1. “Realtors React” is a brand new internet collection that premiered Jan. 6. It options Serhant brokers reacting to pop culture- and actual estate-related media. Shows in improvement and upcoming pilots embrace “Touring the Most” (premiering Jan. 27), which follows Serhant agent Jordan Hurt as he visits probably the most distinctive actual property listings throughout the nation; the “Untitled Chloe Tucker Production” (premiering Jan. 13), which follows Serhant agent Chloe Tucker as she guides social media influencers by means of the method of discovering their dream house; “Weekend Goals” (premiering Feb. 10), that includes weekend getaways within the Greater New York space, and “Full Disclosure” (premiere date TBD), the place Serhant agent Maggie Chong takes an in-depth have a look at points in America by means of the lens of actual property.

CASTING

Fox News Channel named Jessica Loker as vice chairman of politics and senior govt producer of Fox News Sunday, the community’s one-hour Sunday public affairs program. Loker, who most lately served as govt producer for Fox News Sunday and beforehand labored as senior producer for Fox Report with Shepard Smith, will oversee political newsgathering and logistics along with managing this system. Alan Komissaroff will proceed overseeing political protection because the senior vice chairman of stories & politics.

“Terror Lake Drive,” an AllBlk thriller collection about terrorized tenants within the fictional Freeman Lake Apartments, has introduced the lead forged for its second season (which will likely be referred to as “Single Black Female”). Season 2 takes place two years after the occasions that haunted Freeman Lake within the present’s first season. Tony Award-nominated actress Pascale Armand will star as Deja, a touring nurse who strikes into the condominium advanced with a doula named Shana (Yolanda Ross), unknowingly changing into the following goal of Freeman Lake. Other forged members embrace Charles Malik Whitfield, Denise Boutte and Kendrick Cross. The latest installment of the anthology collection is created by Jerry LaMothe and Kajuana S. Marie. The director of “Single Black Female” is LaMothe, who additionally serves as govt producer alongside Marie and Jumaane Ford. Errol Sadler, Chris Bongirne and Samad Davis function producers on the collection. The 7-episode second season is about to premiere in June 2022.

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