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Was Joan Rivers Going to Be The Next ‘Judge Judy’?

Before her untimely death, Rivers was in negotiations for a Judge Judy-esque TV show.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: November 17th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

Was Joan Rivers Going to Be The Next ‘Judge Judy’?

Before her untimely passing in September, legendary comedian had a number of projects on the table. We already heard from Jerry Seinfeld about Rivers’ plans to appear on ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ and Sarah Silverman was looking forward to performing stand-up on stage alongside Rivers for a schedule benefit. On Friday, Andy Cohen shared that Rivers was also set to host a new reality series called ‘What’s Your Problem?’.

While speaking with Anderson Cooper during a Q & A at New York’s 92nd Street Y, Cohen explained the concept to the show. With a ‘Judge Judy’ setup, Rivers would be presented with ‘Real Housewives’-type characters who have issues with one another. In her token brash manner, Rivers would give them advice about how to get over their feud and move forward.

A pilot for the show was never filmed, so sadly Rivers’ fans will never get the opportunity to see the show. But there’s definitely no shortage of footage featuring Rivers’ quick-wit… simply watch ‘Fashion Police’ re-runs or over 50 years of stand-up.

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