Famed high-powered, high profile attorney and former founding co-host of "The View", Star Jones, is headed back into the courtroom but, this time she's behind the bench!
According to People, Jones, who's been out of the public eye for a while, will be returning to television this September replace Judge Faith Jenkins, who joined TV's longest-running court show in 2020.
Jones, a former New York City homicide prosecutor and current attorney, will preside over all the cases that get brought to mediation on Divorce Court, ranging from divorce proceedings to other domestic disputes.
"Before I was the legal correspondent for NBC News covering high-profile trials and conducting exclusive jailhouse interviews, I spent six years in a Brooklyn courtroom as a NYC homicide prosecutor and assistant district attorney," Jones said in a statement. "Since the beginning of my TV career, it's been my mission to serve as a voice for the voiceless; and after more than 30 consecutive years on television and in people's homes, that remains true."
Jones continued, "As a fan of television's longest-running court show, I was honored to be considered to take over the 'Divorce Court' TV bench, following in the footsteps of three incredible women, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Judge Lynn Toler, and Judge Faith Jenkins."
Concluding her statement, Jones said, "I will offer the parties before Divorce Court, as well as viewers, a no-nonsense approach to the law and a decision driven by my proven legal expertise, compassion and empathy, personal experiences and hard-earned common sense."
Like many of you, we grew up watching "Divorce Court" and adding Star Jones, who has ALWAYS been opinionated to the show is going to add a little spice to daytime television!
We've enjoyed watching Judge Faith Jenkins rule with grace and we wish her well on her next endeavors.
We'll definitely be watching in September!