Sarah Palin ... the next Judge Judy. That's exactly the plan hatched by the guy who put Judy on TV.
Palin will be shooting a pilot for a TV courtroom show featuring her as the lady in black. It's being produced by Larry Lyttle, who had an idea 20 years ago that the family court judge from NYC might be good TV.
Lyttle tells TMZ he'll shoot a pilot with Palin in the next few months and then try to sell the show in syndication for launch in Sept., 2017.
Small issue ... Palin's not a judge. Lyttle says not necessary, because she'll preside over "the courtroom of common sense," adding, "She's appointed judges and is well equipped as a former governor to preside over cases."
Lyttle has a good track record for sure ... in addition to Judge Judy, he produced the Judge Joe Brown courtroom show, which lasted for years.