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Divorce Court 

An early successor to "The People's Court" (1981) and precursor to later 'reality-based' shock-TV shows. Actors portraying litigants in divorce proceedings presented their stories to a ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
William B. Keene William B. Keene ...  Judge William B. Keene 6 episodes, 1987-1990
Marcy Shaffer Marcy Shaffer ...  Lawyer 6 episodes, 1985-1988
Jim Peck Jim Peck ...  Court Reporter 4 episodes, 1987-1988
Kelly McCracken ...  D.A. Steven Coen 4 episodes, 1986-1988
Jack Forbes ...  Attorney for Mr. Tucker / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1989
Jorga Caye Jorga Caye ...  Court patron / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1990
Elliot Berk ...  Sam Cates / ... 2 episodes, 1984-1989
Joie Magidow ...  Missionary / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1990
Dan Roth ...  Bernard Lynch / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1987
Layla Bias Galloway Layla Bias Galloway ...  Defendant 2 episodes, 1986
Karen LaVoie ...  Mrs. Wilde / ... 2 episodes, 1990


An early successor to "The People's Court" (1981) and precursor to later 'reality-based' shock-TV shows. Actors portraying litigants in divorce proceedings presented their stories to a judge who gave his judgement based on the merits of the case. Accusations of infidelity, dishonesty, incompetence and insanity were frequent. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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announcer: Divorce Court is a dramatization based on cases and issues raised in the family courts of this nation. None of the participants knows the outcome of the case before hearing Judge Keene's decision. The jurisdiction is a combination of laws in all 50 states, therefore the laws in your community may differ. The cases are presided over by Judge William Keene, who served on the Superior Court of California for 18 years.
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Referenced in Melrose Place: No Lifeguard on Duty (1996) See more »

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a great show
30 September 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

I have many fond memories of this show. Every show was a dramatization of a divorce case. The wife and husband and a witness on their behalf would testify. This show was good for a lot of laughs because these people weren't the best actors in the world, but it was all in fun. I figure a lot of real-life divorces are like this. A footnote, the Judge on this show was a real life Judge, William Keene presided at the preliminary hearing for the Manson trial and the William Bonin freeway killer trial. I write to celebrities as a hobby and he was kind enough to reply to me. I asked him about the OJ trial and he said it would have been handled differently if it had been in his courtroom!

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