Randy Douthit: Judge Judy’s Executive Producer Career

Randy Douthit, born on November 15, 1949, in Newberg, Oregon, United States, is a well-known veteran TV producer and director due to his role in producing the legendary show Judge Judy. His interest in television shows started after seeing a television at his grandmother’s house for the first time, and he knew that he would be putting on a show someday.

His career started when he was 23 years old when he became the director at Portland’s KGW in Oregon and later on directed an award-winning children’s program called “How Come.” He went on to join CNN when the network started and became the director and executive producer of the show “Crossfire” which was CNN’s top show at that time. At CNN, he also produced Capital Gang, a weekly news panel program that won CableAce Awards with Crossfire.

In 1985, Randy Douthit was the creator, executive producer, and director of the Peabody-winning primetime Larry King Live, he worked for Quincy Jones Entertainment, and he handled the hit television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s creation.

After working on the hit television show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he went on to work on Judge Judy. He was the executive producer from the start of 1996 until the show ended on July 2, 2021, after airing for 25 years. The show was about a real-life family court judge, Judy Sheindlin, who earned a reputation for being a fair and tough judge in Manhattan. The show ended during the pandemic period, and even the experienced Emmy award-winning TV producer admitted the pandemic brought unique challenges which he had to adapt to.

Randy DouthitAfter Judge Judy, Randy Douthit started working on Judy Justice, which premiered on November 1, 2021. He directed 120 episodes of the series in a span of three months at the height of the pandemic. IMDb TV confirmed that Judy Justice had been renewed for the second season.

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