Gary Busey will grab his robe, his gavel and very possibly his fur roller for his new role in Gary Busey: Pet Judge, a six-episode series premiering May 25th on Amazon Prime and other streaming services.
The show finds Busey settling disputes between aggrieved pet owners, with a press release promising the cases will revolve around a “veritable menagerie of animals including monkeys, goats, birds, dogs, meerkats, turtles, robot raccoons and more.” The statement continues: “Is Gary Busey a real judge? Absolutely not. Does he know anything about pet law? Probably not. Can he look into your soul and suss out your spirit animal while delivering a verdict with a trademark Buseyism? You bet your sweet ass (the donkey kind).”
A preview clip from Pet Judge offers a glimpse of Busey tending to the scales of pet justice as he mediates a dispute centered around the unexpected — and perhaps calamitous — appearance of some unwelcome snakes at a hotel. “A sign that says, ‘No snakes allowed!’ that keeps them out,” Busey sagely says. “No dogs allowed, no locusts allowed, no munchkins allowed, nothing — whatever you don’t want in there, in your hotel, put the sign up that says what’s not allowed.”
Busey will be joined in the courtroom by Mike E. Winfield, who will serve as the bailiff, Ian Abramson, who will conduct the post-trial exit interviews and Shadoe Stevens, who will serve as the narrator.