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Hot Bench

Series Description

From the producers of Judge Judy, HOT BENCH adds a new dimension to the court genre, with a panel of three judges hearing court cases, arguing the merits of the case amongst themselves and rendering a verdict. 'Hot Bench' is a term used to describe a court where the judge or judges frequently interrupt lawyers' presentations with questions, often leading to lively exchanges. HOT BENCH's trio of judges are Judge Patricia DiMango, Judge Tanya Acker and Judge Michael Corriero.

This Week's Episodes
Mon: "Babysitter Kidnapping and Ransom?!" – A caregiver is accused of kidnapping two children and holding them until their parents paid her for her babysitting services.
Tue: "Gambling and Violence Vendetta?!" –A woman is hospitalized after an alleged assault by her ex-lover; he claims she was coming at him with a knife and fell on a table.
Wed: "Pet Slaughter or Animal Rescue?!" –When a goat, a cow and a pig go missing, a farmhand is accused of theft; he insists he was trying to save his beloved animals from death.
Thu: "41 Days in Jail for Shooting Victim?!" – A woman claims she was wrongfully convicted and sent to jail because of a 12-year feud with her neighbor over a disputed property line.
Fri: "Injured Dog Crying in Court?!" – A Pomeranian allegedly dislocates his hip because his nail got caught in the carpet; the dog's original owner cries abuse by a teenager.