While I was in Miami last week I went to dinner with Judge Alex. He lives there. My friend Mark works in development for Twentieth Television, the syndication division of Fox Television, and "Judge Alex" is one of the shows he helped create.
Anyway, everyone should watch "Judge Alex" because he's really nice and cool. Seriously. Most TV show hosts/personalities are... um, not very nice - I worked in the industry, I know - but Alex is very down-to-earth and real. His show is doing really well, too. In fact, it was the number one new first-run program of the 2005-06 season. (Can you tell I pulled that last line from an article I found online?)
Another show Mark is creating (which is actually the reason he was in Miami last week) is "Cristina's Court." There's a blurb about it in today's New York Post. It's premiering next month, so check your local listings.
Mark is also working on two new primetime novellas called "Fashion House" and "Desire" for myNetworkTV (a new Fox station.) Dynasty lovers take note - both sound juicy!
Read this article to get the gist of what a novella is, as well as find out why "Fashion House" is going to be awesome.