Judge Greg Mathis isn’t done presiding over the courtroom TV cases.
Last week, Warner Bros. announced the end of the Emmy-winning legal programme “Judge Mathis” after 24 seasons and more than 13,000 cases.
Today, just a few weeks after Warner Bros. closed the case of “Judge Mathis,” Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group has announced that the no-nonsense judge will be scheduled to host a brand new one-hour daily strip that will be the first to run, “Mathis Court With Judge Mathis,” this fall.
“We here at Allen Media Group have been extremely proud to be able to add “Mathis Court With Judge Mathis”to our incredible show catalog of court shows” said Allen the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the company.
“Judge Greg Mathis is an amazing, captivating and iconic host on television and we are certain that our eighth and most recent court series featuring Judge Mathis will be extremely prosperous for the long time to come. He joins our impressive lineup of talents, which includes Judge Kevin Ross, Judge Mablean Ephriam and Judge Cristina Perez, Judge Karen Mills-Francis Judge Glenda Hatchett, Judge Lauren Lake as well as judge Eboni Williams. Williams.”
The longest-running Black male television host and second-longest-reigning courtroom judge (behind “Judge Judy”) announced the favorable decision in a Twitter video on Tuesday.
“Hey people I’m sure you’ve heard Warner Bros. is getting out of the judge show business, and is cancelling the People’s Court show and me as well,'” Mathis said in an interview in which he’s shown standing outside in his gown. “But the good news isthat the other studios aren’t out of the judge show business, like you’ll see with his robe on there’s a possibility that something could happen in the near future.
“And in reality should it happen it will be in an Black Studio this time.”
“Judge Mathis” scored a Daytime Emmy in 2018 for exceptional legal/courtroom programming. The show’s long run was honored in 2004 with an NAACP Image Award for outstanding information, news or talk series. Then, in May of 2022 Mathis earned a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“For many years, I’ve watched Byron Allen build a first-class global media empire. After more than 24 years of broadcasting I’m unable to imagine a better company to partner with for my next chapter of greatness,” Mathis said.
“Byron and I both hail from Detroit and it’s thrilling to watch him create the Motown of court-related programming by gathering all of my colleagues from his court shows. They are among the most outstanding.”