America's Court with Judge Ross

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America's Court with Judge Ross
America's Court with Judge Ross title screen.jpg
Genre Nontraditional/dramatized court show
Created by Byron Allen
Judges Kevin A. Ross
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Entertainment Studios
Distributor Entertainment Studios
Original channel First-run syndication
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20) – present (present)
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America's Court with Judge Ross is a nationally syndicated, nontraditional/dramatized court show that premiered in several major U.S. media markets on September 20, 2010. The Emmy-nominated program stars former Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kevin A. Ross, presiding over small claims court cases. Ross also serves as a producer on the program. Bruce Thomas, a former sergeant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, is acting bailiff for the series. The show is filmed in Culver City, California (near Hollywood).


On October 14, 2009, it was announced that Entertainment Studios (ES) would air America's Court with Judge Ross.[1]

America's Court is the nineteenth television program executive produced and distributed by comedian Byron Allen through his ES production company. Shot in high-definition (HD), it is only one of two first run daily shows that debuted in United States syndication during the 2010-11 television remaining on the air.[2] The other is Access Hollywood Live. The Talk, which also launched in 2010, is a CBS Daytime network show.

At the end of each episode, a standard disclaimer is shown that states that "All characters displayed are fictional and any resemblance to actual persons is coincidental." The three other court shows by ES, which are successors of America's Court (We the People With Gloria Allred, Justice for All with Judge Cristina Pérez, and Supreme Justice with Judge Karen), also use the dramatized format.

Continuing since the first half of the 2012-13 television season, America's Court has been the highest-rated, most successful of the four.[3][4] On February 26, 2014, it was announced that America's Court has been renewed for its fifth and sixth seasons; which keeps the series on air through the 2016-17 television season.[5]

Justice Central[edit]

As with other ES court programs, America's Court with Judge Ross can also be seen on the company's legal cable network Justice Central.[6] With Justice with Judge Mablean starring Mablean Ephriam entering syndication in Fall 2014, Entertainment Studios' fifth and latest court show offering is further increasing the company's presence in the daytime legal genre category.[7]


  1. ^ "Entertainment Studios Offers ‘America’s Court’ (Broadcasting & Cable Press Release)". Broadcastingcable ( October 14, 2009. Archived from the original on August 28, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Judge Kevin Ross To Yield Gavel Through 2014". EURWeb ( April 3, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Syndication Ratings: 'Ellen' Gets Early Holiday Gift - December 18, 2012 18:of the three17:12 | Broadcasting & Cable". Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Syndication Ratings: 'Dr. Phil' Leads All Talkers By Large Margin - October 2, 2012 18:41:52 | Broadcasting & Cable". Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Entertainment Studios Renews ‘America’s Court With Judge Ross’ For Seasons 5 & 6". Deadline Hollywood. February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Launches Legal Digital Network - December 10, 2012; Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved May 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Longtime 'Divorce Court' Judge Gets New Show - November 11, 2013; Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved April 17, 2014. 

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