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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 People's Court – Show Summary

"The People's Court" is a nationally syndicated television court show that is taped at the Connecticut Film Center in Stamford, Connecticut.  The taping of this popular long-running reality TV show features ordinary people, from all walks of life, who have filed grievances against other parties in civil court and then choose to have their cases heard/mediated on The People's Court TV Show by the Judge Marilyn Milian.

The People's Court has been delivering reality television to viewers for over three decades beginning with the no-nonsense Judge Joseph Wapner in September 1981.  Doug Llewelyn was the court reporter who summarized each case at the end of the show.  The first version was based in Los Angeles and ran until June 1993.  A team of researchers canvas courts across the country in search of the most compelling, unique and entertaining cases.  The litigants all agree to have their disputes settled on "The People's Court."  The decisions, based on current law, are final and binding.  

Judge Wapner's original "The People's Court" ran from September 1981 before being cancelled in June of 1993.  In 1997, the show was resurrected and 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 Judge Judy, took over the courtroom.  In 2001 Judge Marilyn Milian took over the bench and is still dispensing justice on the Emmy award winning program.  In 2012 the show moved the studio to it's current location in Stamford, Connecticut.  

Judge Milian is joined by in-court reporter Curt Chaplin, affectionally known as "the hallway guy" who interviews litigants after each decison.  The bailiff, Douglas McIntosh, assists Milian in maintaining courtroom order.  Harvey Levin serves as the series' host and legal reporter.  Levin takes the show to the people by polling viewers who watch the cases via monitor.
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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
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  • 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

People's Court TV Studio Address:

Connecticut Film Center
300 Stillwater Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902

Main studio telephone: 203-399-0200

Previous TV Studio In New York City

The People's Court was previously taped at:
401 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor in New York City.

The show 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:
Separate entrance around the back of the CFC at 300 Stillwater Avenue building. Show signage will direct you.

When Does This TV 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, 6 days a month
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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.

The advantage of getting tickets direct from the show is that you can leave at the end of a segment of the show taping, you dont have to stay for the whole day.

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 - No Longer Provided

The External Production Company used to provide a free bus ride from New York City for this show. But the company no longer provides the free ride. You must drive yourself to CT to see any taping.

The free bus would only be at East 57th street at 8:30 AM and returned at 5PM for Tuesday shows.
Peoples Court Cast Members   Noteworthy Dates For This Show   Peoples Court Judges Past and Present

The Peoples Court Cast Members:

Judge 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)
Click Here for more on Judge Sheindlin on Peoples Court

Current Judge on the Show:
Judge Marilyn Milian (2001 - Current)
TV Show Director   On Set Staff and Creative Team   TV Show Genre
Kit Carson

Executive Producers:
Stu Billett, David Scott

Supervising Producer:
Philip Vandervort

Senior Producer:

Michele Eppolito


Theresa Milana, Kathryn Posch

Segment Producers:
Monique Gallo, Laura Malara, Kristi Nuzzo, Lori Mooney, Katie Ferguson

Ralph Edwards/Stu Billett Productions
Syndicated daytime television court show

Show Duration:
Each People's Court show takes about two hours to tape.

Staff and Creative Team:

Audio Supervisor:
Jason Been

Sound Mixer:

Jonathan Paz

Film Editor:

Jamie W. Billett

Theme Music:

Alan Tew
Melissa Lasalla
  Transmission Time:
In the New York area, The People's Court airs 3 – 4 pm on FOX 5. The show has a second run at 12 noon – 1pm on WWOR My 9.

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.

Domestic US Market
The state of Texas has the most broadcast stations in the Union that air this show. Nineteen of their stations carry the show during daytime TV scheduling.

Foreign Markets:

The show is sold to foreign television markets including France, Belgium, Italy, etc.
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 has 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 95 North.  
Take 95 North to exit 6, turn onto West Avenue, then turn left onto Stillwater Avenue.
Public Transportation:
See the section above marked "How To Get To The Studio From NYC"