WPIX-TV personality Lionel, whose real name is Michael William Lebron, is taping a court show pilot with Tribune, which hopes to develop the program to add to its block of talk shows and court programs such as "People’s Court," reports B&C.
Lionel, a radio host on WOR in New York, also appears on WPIX’s morning show and its 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. His radio show was nationally syndicated on the WOR Radio Network. Lionel is an attorney and in the late 1990s hosted Court TV’s "Snap Judgment."
The new show, produced in Chicago by ITV Studios America, hasn’t found a distributor yet, the story notes. ITV Studios America also produces "Cunningham," Fox’s "Hell’s Kitchen" and Raycom’s "America Now," the piece adds.