A&E Is Bringing a Live Courtroom Series to TV Starring Judge Mathis

Judge Mathis (Credit: IMDb)

Judge Greg Mathis will co-host a new A&E series with Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan titled Court Night Live.

The courtroom show will focus on civil cases litigated live from pop-up courtrooms in Philadelphia, Tampa and Chicago in front of a gallery of community members, the network said in a recent press release.

Retired Judge Vonda Evans will provide analysis as the cases unfold. There’s also an interactive portion where viewers get to vote on the verdicts in some of the cases in real time via text message.

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Court Night Live (Credit: A&E)
Court Night Live (Credit: A&E)

The series comes from Live PD creators Big Fish Entertainment, two years after A&E canceled Live PD, which followed law enforcement officers on patrol in real time. A&E pulled the series in June 2020, amid nationwide protests demanding police reforms following the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

On Patrol: Live, an offshoot of Live PD debuted last month on Reelz to strong ratings for the network.

Court Night Live  premieres on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 9pm ET/PT on A&E. It will be available on demand and to stream on the A&E app and AETV.com.

Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino and John Zito are executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment. Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb are executive producers for A&E.