MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former TV judge Joe Brown has lost his bid to become the district attorney for the Tennessee county that includes Memphis. Brown, a Democrat, challenged Republican Amy Weirich, the incumbent district attorney for Shelby County. She claimed victory late Thursday. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Weirich had 65 percent of […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Brown gained fame by meting out justice as a TV judge. Now he’s the one facing charges. Brown, the star of the television show “Judge Joe Brown” and present-day political candidate, has a court hearing April 4 in Tennessee on his challenge of contempt of court charges handed down Monday […]
The former television judge was sentenced to five days in jail after causing an outburst Monday in a child support hearing. Brown is running in the Democratic primary for Shelby County district attorney general. Brown’s nationally syndicated TV show was canceled last year.
With ratings for the 15-year-old syndicated court show dipping, negotiations on a new deal break down.
Judge Joe Brown, the syndicated half-hour reality courtroom show from CBS Television Distribution and Big Ticket Television will not be returning for another season. A CBS Television Distribution spokesperson said Tuesday: “We would like to thank Joe for 15 great years, as well as executive producer John Terenzio and the entire staff for all their hard work and dedication to the show.”