HOT BENCH, CBS Media Ventures’ Emmy-nominated court show, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, returned for its ninth season on September 12, 2022.

Hot Bench is the #1 syndicated court show in original production, averaging nearly 2 million viewers. It ranks in the top 10 first-run shows in all of syndication, and delivers the 5th most loyal audience in syndication, with 28% of its audience watching the show at least 3 times a week.

Judges Michael Corriero, Rachel Juarez and Yodit Tewolde, the first-ever three-judge bench on television, dispense justice by arguing the merits of cases amongst themselves and coming to a verdict. Additionally, viewers watch the judges hash out the facts and law during deliberations and majority rules.

HOT BENCH is an Emmy-nominated syndicated court show, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin and executive produced by David Theodosopoulos. Belinda Jackson and James Glover are co-executive producers. Yodit Tewolde, Rachel Juarez and Michael Corriero comprise the three-judge panel. HOT BENCH is produced by Big Ticket Pictures and Queen Bee Productions. It is distributed by CBS Media Ventures.


Follow the show: On Facebook @HotBench, on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok @HotBenchTV, and on YouTube @hotbench. Visit to find out where to watch in your local market.


Lindsay Colker

Elevate Communications



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