I never could understand why anyone watched any of those stupid court shows. "The People's Court" was the begining, and should have been the end. Judge Wapner was never condesending or flamboyant, and the litigants appeared to be legitamite. The court shows they have now are just that, shows (there's like a dozen of them I think). The "judges" seem to be role playing, and most of the litigants appear to be Jerry Springer Show rejects. Even the snippets I've seen advertising these shows are insipid, and do not make them appealing.
That's another thing that irritates me. Why does it seem like half of the commercial segments advertise other shows? Are their ratings so bad they can't sell the commercial time, or are the shows so bad the executives believe advertising them 5 times every half hour will boost their popularity?