“Dish Nation” and “Divorce Court,” both shot in Atlanta, renewed for 2020-21



Originally posted Thursday, November 14, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Two syndicated day-time shows shot in Atlanta - entertainment news show “Dish Nation” and judge show “Divorce Court” - have been renewed through 2021.

"Dish Nation," which focuses on teams of radio hosts in Atlanta and Los Angeles to talk about the day's pop culture news, has been a consistent performer over the years. It was originally set up with four radio shows but Rickey Smiley's team, led by Headkrack, has been the only survivor. "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate Porsha Williams also found a solid second job, as did rap legend Da Brat. It's shot daily at Urban One Atlanta headquarters in downtown Atlanta.

The show was given a test run in 2011 and debuted in the fall of 2012. It’s seen in Atlanta at 7 p.m. and midnight daily on Fox 5 (though a test run of an Atlanta-based newsmagazine “Central Ave” is airing at 7 p.m. through mid December.”)

"Divorce Court," led by judge Lynn Toler, moved to Atlanta in 2018 at Tyler Perry Studios and recently wrapped shooting all episodes for the 2019-20 season. Toller has been host since 2006. The show, which airs locally on Peachtree TV at 3 p.m. weekdays, debuted in 1999.

Nationally in the 25-54 demo, "Divorce Court" lags far behind the leader in the genre leader "Judge Judy."

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