Sarah Palin to Shoot Pilot for Courtroom Show

Posted: Mar 22, 2016 3:10 PM

Former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin will be shooting a pilot for a reality courtroom television show, People magazine is reporting.

The onetime vice presidential candidate has been tapped to preside over a new reality court show that would premiere next year. She signed a deal in February with Montana-based production company Warm Springs, a source close to the process tells PEOPLE.

"It's a production deal," the source explains. "What happens next is she'll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it."

Warm Springs first approached Palin with the idea in 2015 and has since put together a team that includes the TV executive who found Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown.

Palin does not have a juris doctor degree and has not attended law school, unlike other celebrity judges. She graduated from the University of Idaho with a journalism degree in 1987.

The show is due to premiere in the fall of 2017.

Palin's other television ventures include the nine-episode reality series Sarah Palin's Alaska, which aired on TLC in 2010 and 2011. She also had a short-lived internet subscription video channel.