Fox Orders You the Jury, Live Courtroom Drama Hosted by Jeanine Pirro

Fox is bringing a little law and order to its Friday night line-up.

The network on Thursday announced that new unscripted series You the Jury, which enlists viewers at home to vote on the verdict of civil cases presented live by six top attorneys, will premiere on Friday, April 7 at 9/8c. Fox News personality Judge Jeanine Pirro will serve as host.

In each episode, the prosecution and defense — made up of attorneys Jose Baez (who defended Casey Anthony), Benjamin Crump (who sought justice for Trayvon Martin), Joseph Tacopina, Areva Martin, Mike Cavalluzzi and Charla Aldous — will argue their cases before former judge of the Superior Court of California LaDoris Cordell. Each case will touch on hot-button issues, such as online trolling, gay rights and religious freedom.

So how exactly will the voting process work? During the Eastern/Central time zone broadcast, viewers at home will have exactly five minutes to vote — via text and the FOX Now App — on a verdict, which will be presented live at the end of each episode. However, if the cumulative votes lead to a different verdict once West Coast votes are tallied, the original verdict will be overturned.

You the Jury will debut just months after NBC greenlit Law & Order: You the Jury — which is pretty much the exact same show.

Press PLAY on the promo below — which for some reason feels the need to make mention of “fake news” — then tell us if you’ll be tuning in for Fox’s live courtroom experiment.

 

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12 Comments
  1. Van says:

    This is dystopian stuff
    Cases have nothing to do with a popular vote

  2. Ron says:

    1) I’ll pass.
    2) I’m surprised Jeanine Pirro would be willing to host something where she has to accept the majority vote total as the actual results leading to a victory…

  3. Terry lawson says:

    Too many libs sounding off. Not interested.

  4. Mary says:

    Refuse to watch anything this Women is in. If I never hear her voice again it will be too soon. Fox is batting zero on shows where I am concern.

  5. Eli says:

    Surprised a woman as smart and educated as Judge Pirro would lower herself to such trash tv.

  6. MMD says:

    Another reason why I never watch Fox until this year. Garbage in garbage out. Although I really surprised myself with Lethal Weapon and Pitch but that is the exception. It usually doesn’t even occur to me to look at their shows.

  7. penobscot888 says:

    I will love watching this ! Great !

  8. Mar says:

    The fact so many are already whining, definitely has me curious. I will be sure to tune in and hopefully a nice break from some of the boring same old-same old on Friday night.

  9. Mar says:

    The fact so many are already whining, definitely has me curious. I will be sure to tune in and hopefully a nice break from some of the boring same old-same old on Friday night.
    P.S. Thanks TVLine! This is the first I’ve heard of it.

  10. Nell Bell says:

    Looking forward to seeing Judge Jeanine lay the law down👀☄️💥

  11. Susan Thomas says:

    Are u taking Tucker off? I love judge Jeanine, but if u take Tucker off I won’t watch either. Take O’Reilly off on Friday. He never seems to be on Friday anyway. Do not take Tucker off.