LEXINGTON, Ky. — Wrigley Media Group this week announced the scheduled launch of “Relative Justice,” a new nationally syndicated arbitration-based reality court show premiering this fall. Under the watchful eye of Judge Rhonda Wills, “Relative Justice” will pull back the curtain on family disputes, moving the drama from the dining room to the court room. It will be the first nationally syndicated TV show to be taped in Kentucky.
“Relative Justice” has been cleared in over 75% of the country, including 43 of the top 50 markets. Launch partners include CBS Television Stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Nexstar Media Group, E.W. Scripps Company, Tegna Inc., Weigel Broadcasting Co., and Gray Television, among others.
The show is produced by Wrigley Media Group of Lexington, Ky., in association with Bloom ‘N Apple Entertainment, and distributed by David Bulhack, president and founder of Big Fish Entertainment. So far, 150 original half-hour episodes will be taped in Wrigley’s newly built studio complex, a former historic movie theater located in Lexington.
“I am ecstatic that we are able to bring this level of production to Kentucky, thanks in part to the Kentucky Film Incentive program,” said Misdee Wrigley Miller, CEO and owner of Wrigley Media Group. “‘Relative Justice’ is a project we are extremely proud to be launching, offering Kentuckians the unique opportunity to be involved in a show typically taped in Atlanta, Los Angeles or New York.”
As the result of Kentucky’s film incentive, Wrigley was able to transform an abandoned movie theater into a state-of-the-art studio complex for production this summer. The project will create more than 300 jobs and inject nearly $10 million into the Lexington economy.
“We’re very excited to bring this show to a national audience,” said Ross Babbit, the show’s executive producer and Wrigley Media’s chief content officer. “There is nothing more relatable than a family squabble and Judge Rhonda Wills will bring her own unique style to adjudicating a wide variety of entertaining cases.”
“Relative Justice” will also be executive produced by Lou Dennig, an Emmy-nominated television producer who was instrumental in launching “Judge Judy,” and produced “Judge Joe Brown,” “Swift Justice with Nancy Grace”and others.
A top litigator nationwide, Rhonda Wills founded Houston-based Wills Law Firm and is licensed to practice law in Texas, New York and California, where she maintains offices. She was featured on Sisters in Law on WeTV and has also appeared as a legal contributor for multiple media outlets, including CNN.