HOLLYWOOD, June 21: Cinamour Entertainment has reached a distribution deal to bring the new half-hour celebrity court reality series Jury Duty to international markets.
The deal was reached with the seriesâ€™ producer and creator Vincent Dymon. Jury Duty premieres September 17 in the U.S. syndication market. The series combines real-life small claims court cases with a three-person jury of celebrities who cross-examine the litigantsâ€”before locking themselves away in a deliberation roomâ€”to reach a verdict. Celebrity attorney, Bruce Cutler, famous for representing John Gotti and currently Phil Spector, serves as the judge in this series. Celebrities that served as jurors on the show include Tommy Chong, Bridgette Nielsen, Vern Troyer, Phyllis Diller, James Kyson Lee (NBC’s Heroes), Debbie Reynolds, Paula Poundstone, Bernie Koppel, Alexandra Paul, Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Ed Begley Jr., Bruce Vilanch, and more.
“We are eager to take this celebrity-packed reality series to our international buyers,” said Glen Hartford, the CEO of Cinamour. “This show will reveal celebrities’ true personalities when they deliberate over real-life court cases, trying to reach a verdict with fellow celebrities of vast generations, backgrounds and philosophies. Jury Duty is the first small claims court show to have the opportunity to be formatted to the international marketplace.â€