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Sarah Palin to Preside Over TV Courtroom, Has No Qualifications to Do So

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Former Alaska Governor and repeat Saturday Night Live target Sarah Palin may be headed to television as a courtroom judge — despite having no palpable, real-world experience as one. Great!

Palin reportedly signed a deal with Warm Springs, a Montana-based production company, that would see her star in a reality court show, should a network ultimately choose to pick it up.

“It’s a production deal,” a source told PEOPLE. “What happens next is she’ll meet with stations, make a pilot and sell it.”

Palin agreed to the offer when the company came to her with the idea back in 2015, and they’ve since assembled a team that boasts the executive who found known TV judges Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown. The difference with Palin, however, is that she doesn’t actually have a juris doctor degree.

But the source insists the former governor was specifically chosen by the production company, and is perfectly suited for the show: “Palin’s telegenic personality, wide appeal and common sense wisdom make her a natural for this kind of format and she was Warm Springs’ top pick for this project.”

If the project is picked up it’ll premiere nationwide in the fall of 2017 as a syndicated daytime show — like the other courtroom reality shows currently on air.

Meanwhle, Palin is caring for her husband Todd, who remains in the ICU after being involved in a snowmobile accident last weekend which required six hours of surgery, according to a separate report from PEOPLE.

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