Judge Hatchett Summary

  • 6 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened September 4, 2000
  • Show Closed: May 23, 2008
  • Court Show/Reality

Among rookies, Columbia TriStar Television Distribution's "Judge Hatchett show took sole possession of first place in households among first-run series for the first time ever, despite falling 5 percent to a 1.9 score. Longtime freshman champ "Power of Attorney'' was a tenth of a point behind with a 1.8, off 10 percent and landing its lowest rating of the season.

Judge Hatchett Cancellation Details

Judge Hatchett lasted eight seasons before getting the axe. Her show was similar to most judge shows, except that she also included a few trashy talk show staples like wild teen, out of control trannies and who's-the-daddy paternity tests. Most of the cases were actors, as no self respecting tranny would darken the stage of this hang'em high Judge

Judge Hatchett Broadcast Time

The Judge Hatchett Show is generally broadcast four weeks after taping. It is usually shown out of sequence and some shows are never used.

Judge Hatchett Background

Judge Hatchett is a nationally syndicated weekday courtroom series created to appeal to young adults as well as viewers of all ages. Presiding in the courtroom is Judge Glenda Hatchett, one of the youngest and most distinguished African American women ever to serve as the presiding judge of a state court. Offering younger litigants and a unique point of view, Judge Hatchett showcases a wide range of interesting and compelling cases that showcase a range of emotions. In addition to "tangible" disputes such as small claims, "Judge Hatchett" will introduce deeper, emotional issues such as cases involving personal family matters.

Judge Hatchett is a nationally syndicated weekday courtroom series created to appeal to young adults as well as viewers of all ages. Presiding in the courtroom is Judge Glenda Hatchett, one of the youngest and most distinguished African American women ever to serve as the presiding judge of a state court. Russ Krasnoff, executive vice president, programming, Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, says, “Court shows connect with viewers by featuring the best elements of successful programming including drama, interesting personalities, emotional engagement, story telling and resolution. Glenda Hatchett is the ideal personality for this thriving genre who can broaden its appeal to a younger audience. She is experienced, direct, fair and passionate.” Firm, yet compassionate, Judge Hatchett creates a courtroom environment aimed at offering solutions and “real life” lessons to be applied beyond the courtroom. The elements of early intervention and “aftercare,” specifically follow up visits and rehabilitation will be emphasized throughout the series. Offering younger litigants and a unique point of view, Judge Hatchett showcases a wide range of interesting and compelling cases that showcase a range of emotions. In addition to “tangible” disputes such as small claims, “Judge Hatchett” will introduce deeper, emotional issues such as cases involving personal family matters. Judge Hatchett hopes to instill an optimistic outlook in those who enter her courtroom and help litigants to work with their families to find the positive side of discouraging situations. By making a pact with those who enter her courtroom, Judge Glenda Hatchett encourages open communication and people taking responsibility for their actions.

Chelsea Television Studios A (AMV)

221 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Directions: Take the MTA 1 train to the 28th Street Station and walk down 7th Ave to W 26th St. Walk west on 26th Street towards 8th Ave. The studio is located between 7th and 8th Avenue.
Studio Information

Judge Hatchett Show Schedule

The Judge Hatchett Show tapes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:30AM and 1:00PM.

Cast Members

Judge
Glenda Hatchett