The judge in the Casey Anthony trial may be getting his own court TV show in fall 2014.
Local 6 has confirmed an agent for Judge Belvin Perry is in discussion with networks about having a judge show, but no deal has been made yet. He is being represented by an agent at the William Morris Endeavor talent agency.
In a telephone interview, Judge Perry told Local 6 Monday he is exploring the opportunity and has given Lichtenstein written authorization to pitch the prospective show, but has not taken part in any on-camera shoots or received any payments.
Similar to "Judge Judy," the show would tape in Los Angeles and be based around Perry's personality.
“I’ve been a public servant all my life, in excess of 35 years, and there will be mixed emotions if I am blessed to get a TV show,” Perry said. “But (I’m) excited about a new opportunity.”
Reelected in 2012, Perry’s term would end in 2019, but he said he would have “no option but to resign” if the show is purchased and put into production. If it does not get picked up, he said, he would “probably” continue on the bench -- the real bench.
The mandatory retirement age for judges is 70. Perry is 63.
No pilot has been shot yet.
Perry became well-known nationwide during the trial for his laid-back attitude and banter with the attorneys.
Anthony was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in July 2011.