Judge Judy's Hot New Court Show - 'Hot Bench'
Hot Bench, the new court show created by Judge Judy herself, gave INSIDE EDITION a behind-the-scenes look at what makes this show different.
Hot Bench is on the air, and INSIDE EDITION is behind-the-scenes during taping.
What makes this court show different from all the others?
There are three judges, and cameras take you inside chambers to watch them deliberate.
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The judges are Tanya Acker, Patricia DiMango and noted criminal defense attorney Larry Bakman.
DiMango was a judge on New York's Supreme Court.
INSIDE EDITION'S Jim Moret said, "The situations coming before your court are real life situations that we all have to deal with."
Judge DiMango responds, "Yes, people are all entitled to justice."
Acker is a Yale Law graduate.
"The great thing about this show is that people really get to see justice get made," says Acker.
Sonia Montejano is a retired sheriff's deputy who serves as the bailiff. She keeps order in the court, but does she ever have to keep order in the chambers?
"You wonder as a bailiff, when do I step in to keep order and peace between them? But they are very professional," says Montejano.
Hot Bench was created by TV's No. 1 judge, Judy Sheindlin.
"What happens when the highest court, Judge Judy, calls and says, 'I didn't like that verdict?'" asked Moret.
"Then we change it," jokes Bakman.
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