Sarah Palin Preps Courtroom Reality Show

Despite lack of law degree or legal experience, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate hopes to hit airwaves in 2017

Former vice presidentital candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin will host a new courtroom reality show next year Credit: Alex Wong/Getty

Sarah Palin is set to star in a new courtroom reality show similar to Judge Judy that could begin airing next year, People reports.

The former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor inked a deal with Montana production company Warm Springs, and is set to film a pilot and shop it to networks with the hopes of hitting the air in fall 2017. The production team includes executives who have previously worked on Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown.

Unlike the hosts of those shows, however, Palin has neither legal or judicial experience nor a law degree. A source close to the show, however, said, "Palin's telegenic personality, wide appeal and common sense wisdom make her a natural for this kind of format and she was Warm Springs' top pick for this project."

Since her failed 2008 White House bid with John McCain and 2009 resignation as governor of Alaska — amidst ongoing ethics investigations that followed a report from the state legislature that found she abused her power to pressure subordinates into firing a state trooper, who was also her ex-brother-in-law — Palin has made somewhat of a second career in television. She was a frequent talking head on Fox News and continues to host the hunting show, Amazing America With Sarah Palin, on the Sportsman Channel. In 2014, she launched the online news channel, the Sarah Palin Channel, though it shuttered a year later.

Palin has also remained in politics too, recently endorsing Donald Trump for president.