Judge Alex

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This article is about the television series. For the host of the series, see Alex Ferrer.
Judge Alex
Genre Court show
Directed by
  • Eddie October
  • Michael Dimitch
  • Art Bergel
Starring Alex Ferrer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 1,350
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kathy Sapp
  • Burt Wheeler
  • Sharon Sussman
Camera setup Multiple
Production company(s) 20th Television
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Picture format 480i 16:9 (SDTV)
Original run September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12)  – August 29, 2014 (2014-08-29)
Judge Alex Ferrer, in a typical episode of the show.

Judge Alex is an American arbitration-based reality court show, presided over by retired police officer, lawyer, and Florida Judge Alex Ferrer. The series premiered September 12, 2005, and airs on syndication.[1]

It was announced on January 17, 2014, that Judge Alex had been canceled.[2] New episodes aired until August 29, 2014.[3]

Judge Alex Ferrer[edit]

Further information: Alex Ferrer

While Ferrer handled cases that ranged from armed robberies to kidnappings and first-degree murders as a Florida circuit court judge, his cases on Judge Alex have been described as far tamer, entertaining, and by the arbiter himself as often "bizarre." Every three weeks, he taped ten cases a day over three days previously in Houston where the show was based (once Texas Justice was cancelled, its courtroom set and theme song were used for Judge Alex); he then flew back home to Miami, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Personable and sensible with a sense of humor, Ferrer was not overly harsh or given to mouthing off like some of his judicial counterparts, though he did keep a firm control over his courtroom and did not allow misconduct or disrespect. Ferrer's rulings were often prefaced by his explanation of the law at hand to his audience.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judge Alex' Gavels Its Way Into Syndication on September 12 as the Newest Court Show in Four Years". The Futon Critic (Press release). August 30, 2005. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Albiniak, Paige (January 17, 2014). "Twentieth's Judge Alex to End". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Judge Alex Facebook". Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Davis, Lyle (December 7, 2006). "Order in the Courts!". The Paper. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 

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