Judge Maria Lopez

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This article is about the TV series. For the person, see Maria Lopez.
Judge Maria Lopez
Genre reality court show
Starring Maria Lopez
Country of origin United States
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Sony Pictures Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television Distribution
Original channel Syndicated
Original release September 11, 2006 (2006-09-11) – September 5, 2008 (2008-09-05)

Judge Maria Lopez is an American arbitration-based reality court show, presided over by Maria Lopez. On the show, guests themselves presented and argued small claims civil actions before the "judge". The half-hour series, produced and distributed by Sony Pictures Television Distribution, debuted in the United States and Canada on September 11, 2006. Prior to joining the series, Lopez was a judge in the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

International viewing[edit]

  • Republic of Ireland 2 Episodes are shown every weekday morning on Irish TV channel 3e

Judge Maria Lopez debuted in the same week as another syndicated courtroom show featuring a Latina judge, Cristina's Court. In January 2007, Sony Pictures renewed the series for a second season despite being the lowest rated court show of the 2006-07 season, averaging a 0.9 rating.[1] However, in February 2008 reports indicated that due to two seasons of low ratings, Sony Pictures Television Distribution was cancelling the series and the show ended September 5, 2008.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Judge Maria Lopez renewed"
  2. ^ "Judgment day for Lopez - BostonHerald.com". BostonHerald.com<!. 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2009-07-22.