Can ‘Psychic Court' Foresee a Sale?
Jun 22, 2010 - Releases |Press
Court strip enters market for fall 2011
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/22/2010 10:33:37 AM
Mark O'Brien's Mighty Oak Entertainment will take a shot at a new type of court show, with
, starring Florida Circuit Court Judge Larry Seidlin, entering the fray for fall 2011.
Seidlin came to fame after presiding over model and reality star Anna Nicole Smith's posthumous trial. He retired from the bench in 2007 and wrote a book,
The Killing of Anna Nicole Smith
, for which he is on the promotional circuit now.
will operate like a regular TV court room, but it will also call on people who claim they have telepathic and other paranormal abilities to help solve cases.
"I'm opening my courtroom to those who deal in paranormal activities as a way to help uncover evidence and assist me in determining who's telling the truth," said Seidlin in a statement. "Psychics, clairvoyants, and the telepathic are much like judges in that they possess tremendous intuition. I often rely on my intuition to determine who's being truthful and who's lying, and in
I'll benefit from the assistance of those who are experienced in the paranormal. It's going to be amazing."
"Law enforcement agencies and attorneys have been using paranormal practitioners for years," said Mighty Oak's O'Brien. "And with the growing popularity of shows like
, we believe it was time to open up America's television courtrooms to the non-traditional truth seekers. We are pleased to be working with Judge Larry and look forward to bringing a totally different and compelling new court format to television."
Mighty Oak will be offering the strip to TV stations on an all-barter basis. The show is also being offered to cable networks.