All rise, the court is now is session, with the honorable Judge…..Sarah Palin?…. presiding.
That’s what the bailiff might say in a new reality tv courtroom show featuring former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that would premiere next year. She signed a deal in February with Montana-based production company Warm Springs, a source close to the process tells PEOPLE.
“It’s a production deal,” the source explains. “What happens next is she’ll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it.”
Warm Springs first approached Palin with the idea in 2015 and has since put together a team that includes the TV executive who found Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown. Unlike the two famous TV judges, Palin does not have a juris doctor degree. But the source notes that the bestselling author has a variety of other qualities that make her perfectly suited to the job.
There is no guarantee the pilot will be picked up and the show will make it on the air.
However, it is an indication that Palin is moving on from holding any kind of political office for good.