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Short-Lived Shows: The Home Court

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 30th 2006 3:20PM
Pamela ReedYes, I am one of the 36 people that remembers this show. Some people might think it was just your typical sitcom. Actually, I think it probably was a typical sitcom, in a way. It wasn't always laugh out loud funny, but it had a good cast and some good one-liners and was always entertaining. Unfortunately, it only last for one season (20 episodes), and I'm not even sure if it was ever repeated anywhere, though maybe it showed up on USA or another cable outlet?

Pamela Reed starred as a judge who dealt with problems at home (single mom of 4 kids, including Breckin Meyer) and at work (dealing with court cases and coworkers, including Charles Rocket, who sadly committed suicide last October, as Judge Fitzpatrick). There was nothing earth-shattering about this show, which is probably why it only last one season (though it was every bit as good as King of Queens of Yes, Dear -- better, actually).

If this show is ever seen again, on cable, on satellite, or on DVD, it would be a freakin' miracle. I don't know if anyone talks about this show anymore (you don't get many people talking about 11 year old sitcoms that lasted only one season, unless it was critically-acclaimed), so this is one that will have to live on in fan's memories (or on VHS, if they happen to have some episodes on tape).

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My dad absolutely loved, The Home Court. Pamela Reed was his favorite actress at the time. SHe had another series before this, and she was in her top form. But like you wrote, it only lasted one season.
I see Pamela occasionally. Such a fine comedic talent. Too bad she was underappreciated.

May 10 2006 at 8:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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