TV Shows - Divorce Court
Divorce Court is a judge show about cases which only involve divorcing couples. Out of the shows currently airing in the court-themed genre, Divorce Court is the oldest. The series has lived three lives in syndication, from 1957 to 1969, from 1985 to 1992 and currently since 1999.
The earliest version had a total of twelve seasons, running from 1957 to 1969, with Judge Voltaire Perkins presiding and Colin Male as the courtroom announcer. A second version debuted in the spring of 1985, with Judge William B. Keene deciding cases and Jim Peck, the former game show host as the courtroom reporter and announcer; this version ran for seven seasons until 1992.
Judge Keene was the presiding judge at the murder trial of Charles Manson from December 1969 to April 1970 when he was replaced due to a motion of prejudice filed by Manson and was accepted by Judge Keene.
The current version began in 1999, featuring Judge Mablean Ephriam from 1999 to 2006, and Judge Lynn Toler beginning in September 2006. Altogether, Divorce Court has had a total of twenty-nine seasons and is the longest-running court show. It has also more judges than any other court show, and has been revived more than any other court show.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divorce_Court
eBay Link: View Divorce Court on eBay