The Judge (I) (1986–1993)

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The Judge ran for a dozen years as a local show on WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio until it was picked up and syndicated by CBS. It centered on family court situations and involved children and ... See full summary »

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Unknown   1989   1988   1987   1986  
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 Attorney Marvin Girard (18 episodes, 1988-1989)
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The Judge ran for a dozen years as a local show on WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio until it was picked up and syndicated by CBS. It centered on family court situations and involved children and adolescents in custody, paternity, delinquency and adoption hearings. Originally called Custody Court, it was based on real-life cases and in fact, was planned to show actual hearings. It was entirely scripted, even the decision, and usually had added melodramatic details. Judge Robert Franklin was played by actor Bob Shield who passed away in 1997. By pure coincidence..there is a Judge in Toledo,OH by the name of Robert Franklin. Written by RJ

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Judge Robert J Franklin: I'm Judge Robert J. Franklin. I chose the law as my way of serving my fellow citizens. As a judge in the Family Court, I pray each day God will always give me the wisdom to always temper justice with mercy.
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terrible acting worth a good laugh
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My sister and I used to see this show on late at night. I guess it was late-night time filler but even though it was not meant to be a "comedy", the acting alone made this show one of the funniest things I ever saw! One show even had a story line about a fat boy who ate too much and his mom was taking him to court to force him to have surgery! Bob Shield was "the judge" in a courtroom that very much replicated the ever popular "divorce court", all the way down to the acting. The judge would give practical advice before and after his ruling. It was actually good advice, better than I've heard in most REAL courtrooms. The judge himself was not a bad actor but the "guests" on each show were obviously reading Q cards as they spoke and the acting was so bad my sides hurt from laughter.


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