Sarah Palin is not a judge in real life, but she's about to play one on TV

Sarah Palin is not a judge in real life, but she's about to play one on TV
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rally at Iowa State University. Palin is returning to TV next year in her own reality court series. (Mary Altaffer / Associated Press)

Sarah Palin is ready to bring her folksy, backwoods wisdom to court.

People reported Tuesday that Palin has signed a deal to bring a reality court series to television in 2017. Palin came to prominence during her unsuccessful 2008 campaign for vice president, alongside John McCain, and stayed in the public eye thanks to her 2009 resignation from the Alaska governorship. She has been bouncing around Fox News and outdoor reality shows ever since.

Warm Springs, the production company responsible for television classics such as "Buck Commander" and "Cougar V. Wolf," signed a deal with Palin in February, after approaching her with the concept last year.

Since then, the production company has put together a team that includes executives responsible for the syndicated courtroom staples "Judge Judy" and "Judge Joe Brown."

Despite the fact that Palin has never practiced law (related almost entirely to the fact that she has no law degree) Warm Springs seems confident that Palin will be able to coast on personality. Looking at the politician's career, one can only speculate on how the company arrived at that conclusion.

Palin most recently made headlines in January when she officially endorsed Donald Trump for president of the United States. No word yet on what Palin's new gig means for her potential seat in Trump's imaginary Cabinet, though perhaps this is all an elaborate ruse to strengthen the former governor of Alaska's bid for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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