Judge David Young
|Judge David Young|
|Genre||reality court show|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes approx. (including commercials)|
|Production company(s)||Sony Pictures Television|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 10, 2007 – September 4, 2009|
Judge David Young is an American arbitration-based reality court show. The series, which aired in first-run syndication, premiered on television stations across the United States and Canada on September 10, 2007. Young is the first openly gay TV judge. In the program, he presided over small claims court cases. The series was produced and distributed by Sony Pictures Television Distribution,.
Much of Young's behavior was comically campy. In fact, the tagline of his court show parodied Judge Judy's "Justice with an Attitude" tagline, using "Justice with a Snap" instead. Young frequently bursted into show tunes and warned guests that there is only "one queen" allowed in his courtroom and that's him. Young said he wanted to be a role model for LGBT youth. In every episode, Young explained his position after his ruling to the studio audience. He often firmly silenced litigants if they were interrupting or becoming a problem. One of his trademarks was his humorous interactions with his bailiff, Tawya Young. Although David and Tawya share the same last name, they have no relation to each other.
On January 10, 2009 it was announced that his contract would not be renewed for a third season.
Judge David Young ran for two seasons, from September 10, 2007, to September 4, 2009. Sony Pictures Television Distribution subsequently did not renew Judge David Young due to a change in Sony's daytime television administration. They did not renew any of their original daytime television syndicated series.
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