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Sarah Palin Signs Deal for Daytime-TV Judge Show: Details

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Perhaps she can see the courthouse from her house? Sarah Palin is close to landing her own unscripted daytime-TV judge series after signing with production company Warm Springs, Us Weekly has confirmed.

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The project is being eyed as a nationally syndicated courtroom show that would air on weekdays. It is currently out to studios, and Big Ticket Entertainment's Lawrence Lyttle — with producing credits on Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown — is attached to executive-produce.

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A pilot has not yet been filmed, but producers are hoping that the project would launch in fall 2017.

Palin, 52, the former governor of Alaska and onetime vice presidential hopeful, does not have a law degree, unlike Judge Judy's Judith Sheindlin and Divorce Court's Lynn Toler. But PR exec Howard Bragman, who represents Warm Springs, does not see this as a hindrance.

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"I think what she has is a great well of common sense," Bragman tells Us. "I think her folksy, common-sense, not-afraid-to-express-her-opinion personality is going to work very well in this format."

Palin's previous TV experience includes providing commentary on Fox News and starring on the Sportsman Channel's Amazing America With Sarah Palin.

Daytime court shows continue to pull in viewers at a time when recent syndicated talk shows — including those led by Meredith Vieira, Katie Couric and Queen Latifah — have faltered. Last year, Sheindlin, 73, extended her contract through 2020 to make her one of the highest paid daytime personalities.

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