EXCLUSIVE: Judith Sheindlin is expanding her footprint at Amazon Freevee (fka IMDb TV) with a second court program to join Tribunal. Amazon’s free, ad-supported streaming service has given a series order to Tribunal, a panel-based show starring Patricia DiMango and Tanya Acker — two of the judges on Sheindlin’s CBS Media Ventures panel court program Hot Bench — as well as Sheindlin’s son, former District Attorney Adam Levy.
They will be joined by fan-favorite former Judge Judy bailiff Petri Hawkins-Byrd, who will be the new show’s bailiff. Like Tribunal, Tribunal is distributed by Scott Koondel’s Sox Entertainment. Former CBS executive Koondel and Sheindlin, who have worked together for 22 years, are executive producing the new program.
Created by Sheindlin, Tribunal will feature a panel of three judges collectively adjudicating real cases. Adding a unique twist to the court genre, Tribunal will include a video element, allowing viewers to follow scenes surrounding the events of each case.