Judge Pirro Has a Saturday Night Date with Fox News

by | December 21, 2010 at 2:52 PM | Cable News, TV News

Judge Jeanine Pirro (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Judge Jeanine Pirro (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)


Tireless TV judge Jeanine Pirro is adding a weekend show to her already crowded court docket.

According to Deadline.com, Fox News Channel will soon announce a new Saturday-evening show called “Justice with Judge Pirro” that will take up residence in the 9-10 p.m./8-9c slot beginning on Jan. 8. The show would be sandwiched between “Huckabee” and “Geraldo at Large.”

The Deadline story says the show will have Pirro discussing and reporting on court cases under way around the country, as well as general trends in law and criminal justice. The description seems somewhat similar to what Nancy Grace does on HLN (formerly Headline News), though it remains to be seen if Judge Pirro will adopt the same sensational style Grace applies to the criminal cases she covers, a style characterized by blaring on-screen headlines accompanied by the host’s candid assessments of the various participants in the trials.

Judge Pirro, of course, already presides over her own daytime television courtroom on the syndicated “Judge Jeanine Pirro.” Before establishing her television career, Pirro was the long-time district attorney in Westchester County, outside of New York City, and once ran for attorney general of New York. (She lost.) She’s also been a frequent contributor and guest over the years on Fox News talk shows.