Judge Greg Mathis isn’t done conducting cases in the courtroom and on television.
Last week, Warner Bros. announced the cancellation of the Emmy-winning legal show Judge Mathis after 24 seasons and more than 13,000 cases.
Now, just days after Warner Bros. closed the “Judge Mathis” case, Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group has announced that the sober judge will be hosting a new hour-long daily strip, “Mathis Court With Judge Mathis.” , this autumn.
“At Allen Media Group, we’re proud to add ‘Mathis Court With Judge Mathis’ to our amazing portfolio of court shows,” said Allen, the company’s founder, chairman and chief executive officer.
“Judge Greg Mathis is an outstanding, charismatic and iconic television presenter and we are extremely confident that our eighth and newest court series starring Judge Mathis will be very successful for years to come as he joins our outstanding roster of talent including Judge Kevin Ross, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Judge Cristina Perez, Judge Karen Mills-Francis, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Judge Lauren Lake and Judge Eboni K. Williams.”
The longest-serving black male television host and second-longest serving court judge (behind “Judge Judy”) announced the positive decision in a Twitter video on Tuesday.
“Hey guys, I’m sure you’re aware by now that Warner Bros. is getting out of judge show business and canceling me and ‘People’s Court,'” Judge Mathis said in a video where he was seen sitting outside in his robes . “But the good news is that the other studios aren’t getting out of the judging business and as you can see, something could be happening with this robe anytime soon.
“And indeed, if it happens, this time it’s going to happen to a black studio.”
“Judge Mathis” received a 2018 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Court Program. The decade-long series also won the 2004 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding News, Talk or Information Series. In May 2022, Mathis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“For years I have watched with pride as Byron Allen built a world-class global media empire. After 24 years on the air, I can’t think of a better company to work with to write my next great chapter,” said Judge Mathis.
“Byron and I are both from Detroit, and it’s exciting to see him build the Motown court program by bringing together all of my fellow judges from his eight court shows — who are the best of the best.”