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People's Court Free TV Show Tickets in New York City
The People's Court TV Show is Shot in New York City and Tickets To The Show Are Available To The Public

People's Court TV ShowThese days, daytime television is filled to the brim with sassy judges who have become celebrities in their own right, but People's Court is where it all began.  In 1981, with the no-nonsense Judge Wapner presiding and Doug Llewelyn acting as "court reporter," the Los Angeles-based People's Court started televising small claims cases as a form of entertainment.  People from the show would go through the public court records and dig up some of the more intriguing cases that had been filed, then call up the plaintiffs and defendants and ask if they would be willing to have their dispute settled in the People's Court

What most viewers don't realize is that People's Court is not a judicial court at all.  When they go on the show, the litigants 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 set to add to the drama.  The litigants are also paid an appearance fee of $200.

The original People's Court had a good run from 1981 until 1993, but was then canceled when ratings dropped to an all time low.  The show was revamped and resurrected in 1997 and moved to New York City with former NYC mayor Ed Koch presiding.  A couple years later, Jerry Sheindlin (husband of the infamous Judge Judy) took the bench, and then in 2001, Marilyn Milian took over.  Judge Milian's 'supporting cast' includes court reporter Curt Chaplin, bailiff Douglas MacIntosh, and legal expert Harvey Levin. Many people do not realize that the "outside" shots of Harvey Levin are shot at a different time to the show, but the magic of TV editing brings it all back together.

Although some litigants are found via the People's Court website, most of the litigants on the show are discovered through the seemingly tedious task of reading through all the local small claims cases (BTW it's all public record and open to anyone to read) in the New York boroughs and contacting each of the relevant parties to see if they would like to appear on the show instead.

TV Show Taping Schedule:
The People's Court tape schedule varies from week to week.
This TV show tapes in Midtown, New York.

So, How Do You Get Tickets to the People's Court Show in New York City?

Standby and Short Notice Tickets:
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Advance Ticket Requests:
The People's Court TV show does not accept postal requests for advance tickets.
Advance tickets for future shows can only be requested over the internet or by phone.
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TV Studio Address:
401 Fifth Avenue
(between 38th and 39th Streets)
New York, NY 10016

Show Transmission:
The People's Court show airs weekdays. This show is a syndicated TV Show that is transmitted on different TV stations across the US at different times of day, so check your local listings for the TV channel and broadcast time.

Travel Plans:
Want to make it to the show on time? Here’s the latest local transit information. www.nysubway.com


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