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The Peoples Court TV Show

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The Peoples Court starring Judge Marilyn Milian
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The Peoples Court - Show Summary
The People's Court TV show is now taped at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut.
The taping of this show is fun and lively with a varied cast of litigants in front of Judge Milian.

Nowadays, daytime television is filled to the brim with sassy judges who have become celebrities in their own right, but People's Court is where the genre all began. The no-nonsense Judge Wapner had the very first show way back in June 1981 and Doug Llewelyn acted as the "court reporter," even though he wasn't a real reporter and didn't actually report anything to anyone, other than to summarize the case at the end of the show for the TV viewer. This first version of the show was based in Los Angeles and televised small claims cases as a form of entertainment.  Researchers from the show would trawl through local court public records to find some of the more intriguing small-claims cases that had been filed with the court. They would then approach the plaintiffs and the defendants and ask if they would be willing to have their dispute settled in the People's Court on television, which is essentially binding arbitration and not a court hearing at all.. The litigants would be paid regardless of the outcome, instead of in the real courts, where they would take their chances and maybe lose the case and get nothing. Litigants flocked to the show.

Judge Wapner's original People's Court had a good run from 1981 until 1993, but was canceled when ratings dropped to an all time low in 1993. In 1997, the TV show was revamped and resurrected but production was moved to New York City. The first judge on the bench was former NYC mayor Ed Koch. two years later, Jerry Sheindlin (husband of the infamous Judge Judy) took over the role. In 2001 Marilyn Milian took over the job and has remained the judge on this show for thirteen years. In 2014 the show moved to Stamford, Connecticut as part of the state's drive to get TV production into the state and to lower production costs . It is that location where the show is currently located.
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The Peoples Court TV Show
  Judge Milian's 'supporting cast' on People;s Court includes the court reporter, which is currently Curt Chaplin, the bailiff which is Douglas MacIntosh and the lawyer and legal expert, Harvey Levin of TMZ fame. On the show, many viewers do not realize that the "outside" shots of Harvey Levin are shot at an entirely different time and location than the show - the show is shot in Connecticut and Harvey Levin's public reaction shots are taped in Times Square in New York City, over 40 miles away. This would explain why there is no back and forth between Levin and and his cast. Audience members hoping to meet Levin will be disappointed as he does not visit the studio and is primarily based in Los Angeles.

People's Court is not a judicial court at all. When litigants go on the show, they are consenting to what is known as "binding arbitration," with the judge acting as the arbiter over the case. The "court room" in People's Court, where the action takes place, is just a television set to add to the drama to the show.  The litigants are paid an appearance fee of $250 so even the court show "losers" get to take something home.
  • The Peoples Court TV Show -  Judge Marilyn Milian
  • The Peoples Court TV Show
  • Judge Marilyn Milian talking with The Bailiff
  • The Peoples Court TV Show - The Empty Set
  • The Peoples Court TV Show - Marilyn Milian talking with the audience
  • The Peoples Court TV Show - Harvey Levin, Douglas McIntosh, Curt Chaplin
Connecticut Film Center   How to get to the Studios from NYC   People's Court Taping Days
TV Studio:
Connecticut Film Center
300 Stillwater Avenue
Stamford, CT

Main studio telephone: 203-348-2500

Previous TV Studio In New York City

The People's Court was previously taped at 401 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor in New York City, but it moved to the Stamford Connecticut studio in 2012.
How To Get To The Studio From NYC
The easiest way to get to the studio from NYC is to take Metro North from Grand Central (45 min's) and take a cab from Stamford station to the Connecticut Film Center. It's about a seven minute cab ride and the cost is about $15. The taxi stand is just outside the train station next to the parking garage and is busy 24 hours a day.

Entrance To The Studio:
The entrance to the TV studio is through the main entrance of the CFC building at 300 Stillwater Avenue
When Does This Show Tape:
The show tapes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. They tape three shows a day and have both morning and afternoon sessions that begin at 10AM and 2PM. The taping of the third show is often filmed in the morning and the concluding half in the afternoon.

The taping can last up to eight hours with a 1 hour lunch break where lunch is provided by the production team.

Number of Performances: 6 Shows per week
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Get tickets directly from the show.
Free tickets to be in the audience of The People's Court TV Show. No transportation to the studio is provided. You can request tickets from: The advantage of getting tickets direct from the show is that you can leave at the end of a show taping.
  Get Paid $70 To See This Show
You will get paid $70 per day per person in cash to see this show. On-Set Productions is an external production company that will pay you attend this show.

You cannot leave this show and must stay to the very end to get paid. Only persons signed up through their organization will be paid. Attendees who get tickets directly from the show are not paid.

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  Free Bus Ride From NYC
The External Production Company provides a free bus ride from New York City for this show.
The free bus is only for for the Tuesday show and leaves from East 57th street, NYC at 8:30AM and returns at 5PM

For the other tape days, you have to get there by yourself, as no bus is provided, but the studio is not far from the Stamford railroad station, via cab.
Peoples Court Cast Members   Noteworthy Dates For This Show   Peoples Court Judges Past and Present
Cast Members:
Marilyn Milian - Judge
Curt Chaplin - Court Reporter
Douglas MacIntosh - Bailiff
Harvey Levin - Legal Expert and Lawyer
  Noteworthy Dates for this TV Show
First Life (Seasons 1–12) October 1980 - June 1993 Filmed in Hollywood, CA

Second Life (Seasons 13–26) September 1997 - October 2002 Filmed in New York City, NY

Third Life (Seasons 27 - Present) 2002 - Present
Filmed in Stamford, Connecticut
  Previous Judges on the Show:
Joseph Wapner (1981-1993)
Ed Koch (1997-1999)
Jerry Sheindlin (1999-2001)

Current Judge on the Show:
Judge Marilyn Milian (2001 - Current)
TV Show Director   On Set Staff and Creative Team   TV Show Genre
Show Duration:
Each People's Court show takes about two hours to tape.

Kit Carson

Executive Producers:
David Scott and Stu Billett

Ralph Edwards/ Stu Billett Productions

Supervising Producer:
Philip Vandervort

Senior Producer:
Michele Eppolito
  Staff and Creative Team:

Liz Marley, Theresa Milana, and Kathryn Posch

Audio Supervisor:
Jason Been

Sound Mixer:

Jonathan Paz

Film Editor:

Jamie W. Billett

Theme Music:

Alan Tew
Melissa Lasalla

Daytime court television show.

Transmission Time:
In the New York area, The People's Court is transmitted 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST on FOX and rebroadcast at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST on the My9 TV Channel

Peoples Court Syndication:

The People's Court
TV show is syndicated to the domestic United States. The show is also broadcasted in Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands.

Foreign Markets:
The show is also sold to foreign TV markets including France, Belgium, Italy, etc. Texas is the state with the most broadcast stations (19) carrying this show during daytime TV scheduling.
Connecticut Film Center Parking  
Parking For This TV Studio:
The Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut is situated on approximately 7.5 acres of land with 350 parking spaces, which is ample free parking for the TV studio audience for The People's Court TV show.
Driving Directions To The Studio From NYC:
Use the FDR, West Side Highway or I278 to get to I95 North.
Take I-95 N to Baxter Avenue at Stamford. Take exit 6 then turn onto West Avenue then turn onto Stillwater Avenue.
Public Transportation:
See the section above marked "How To Get To The Studio From NYC"



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