Co-EP of ‘Scandal’ Judy Smith Inspires New Fox Series

Taking a glance at your tv guide, it is undeniable that we are in the golden age of television. Perhaps the more popular themed shows on prime time television are the legal dramas such as Law & Order SVU, How to Get Away with Murder and Scandal. Following in the footsteps of ABC, Fox looks to garner the same success that ABC has gained with its Thursday night hit show Scandal.


Deadline reports the new Fox legal drama, titled Justice, is produced by Scandal’s co-executive producer Judy Smith.  Justice will focus on an African American woman who is made the new U.S. Attorney and how she works with her team of attorneys who take on local and federal cases while battling issues in their personal lives.


The show seems promising, certainly as it’s based on its producer Judy Smith. A legal eagle herself, Smith served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and was Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia prior to accepting a job at the White House as Deputy Press Secretary to President George H.W. Bush. Following her tenure at the White House, she launched her crisis management company which inspired the notorious Olivia Pope of Scandal.


Justice is written by Jeremy Miller and Daniel Cohn (of Entourage). Alongside Smith, the two also executive produce.


Last year, the trio developed a family drama, House Of The Rising Sin for NBC, which is set against a backdrop of politics and the eclectic scene and colorful sounds of New Orleans. The show centered around three generations of a crooked political family. Nothing has currently been reported on the whereabouts of said show.


While maintaining her role as co-executive producer on Scandal, Smith also produces BrainDead, which serves on the CBS summer lineup.


Black women are definitely making their mark on prime time television.


Will you be watching?


By: Nehemiah Taylor

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