Family Court with Judge Penny
|Family Court With Judge Penny|
|Genre||Reality court show|
|Developed by||Program Partners/Sony Pictures Television|
|Starring||Judge Penny Brown Reynolds|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||130|
|Executive producer(s)||Rasha Drachkovitch
Judge Penny Brown Reynolds
|Running time||30 minutes|
Family Court with Judge Penny is an American arbitration-based reality court show, presided over by former judge and lawyer Penny Brown Reynolds. The half-hour program, which aired in first-run syndication, premiered on September 8, 2008. It was produced by 44 Blue Productions and distributed by Program Partners in the United States and Canada and being shown on Pick TV formerly Sky 3 in the United Kingdom. Sony handled barter advertising. The show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2009, but was never renewed and ended production that same year.
The show was in its first taping when the 5.4 Chino Hills earthquake occurred on July 29, 2008. Everyone remained calm and everyone including Judge Penny took cover under the nearest furniture. No injuries occurred. In interviews with Showbiz Tonight and Access Hollywood the following day Reynolds says that this was the first time that she experienced an earthquake, then joked about it by saying she was ready to "Shake up" courtroom TV shows.
Judge Penny Brown Reynolds
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Judge Penny Brown Reynolds an Emmy-nominated national television personality and commentator on issues of law, politics and religion, and on women and children's issues.
Judge Brown Reynolds served as a state trial court judge in Atlanta, Georgia for nearly a decade. Her legal career includes a position as Executive Counsel to Georgia's Governor, where she was the first African American to hold such a position. Ebony and Jet magazines recognized her for this accomplishment. She is a former prosecutor and Assistant Attorney General.
Judge Brown Reynolds presides over the internationally syndicated television show, Family Court with Judge Penny. She lectures at numerous colleges and universities, conferences and conventions. She assists corporations with diversity issues and crisis management. She also serves as an ordained minister.
Judge Brown Reynolds is the author of several published articles, and a book, 7 Steps to Peace of Mind. She is the author and co-editor of Women and the Law: A Guide to Women's Legal Rights in Georgia.
Judge Brown Reynolds earned a B.S. cum laude, from Georgia State University after three years of study, a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and a master's degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center, graduating first in her class with highest honors.
She has founded a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, the Judge Penny Brown Reynolds Foundation Inc., for the purpose of restoring families and empowering women and young people. She is a veteran social activist and is President and CEO of Divine Destiny Productions, LLC.
Judge Brown Reynolds and her husband, Rev. Edward S. Reynolds are the parents of two grown sons, Michael and Fela and a granddaughter, Pelly-Marie.