Former 36th District Court judge Greg Mathis’ courtroom series Judge Mathis is entering its 24th season. This makes him the longest running male African American television host in history. He’s only behind Oprah for the top spot for all African Americans. The Oprah Winfrey Show ran for 25 seasons.
Mathis’ Emmy award winning TV show isn’t the only place to see the judge anymore. His new reality TV show Mathis Family Matters debuted on E! on Sunday night and will air on Sundays at 10pm.
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The show will offer fans a look at Judge Mathis’ life outside of the courtroom. The show will also feature his wife Linda and their four adult children- Jade, 37, Camara, 34, Greg Jr, 33, and Amir, 31.
The reality series revolves around the entire Mathis family reuniting in Los Angeles. The judge, originally from Detroit, and his wife have lived in Southern California since 2005.
Mathis and his family are ready to share their own personal journeys
This is a whole new look at Judge Mathis’ life. He and his family are ready to share their own personal journeys, let you into their careers, their relationships, and more.
The original synopsis for the new reality show reads, “This docu-series presents Greg and Linda Mathis being parents to their four adult children and multiple grandchildren. With two kids who live two blocks away and two more who live across the country, they always find a way to be together and end up on their favorite judge’s doorstep.”
Mathis is much more than just a TV judge. In addition his work in the courtroom and on TV, Mathis has been an advocate for urban youth and equal justice. He got his start in public service while still in college in the early 80s.
Mathis led Free South Africa and voter registration campaigns on campus
Mathis led Free South Africa and voter registration campaigns on campus, while also working nights at McDonalds as a manager. He joined the staff of Detroit City Councilman Clyde Cleveland after graduating in 1983.
The former judge has also worked as an advocate for equal justice with Reverend Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Excel. He is still involved with the group and currently serves as chairman. He has also served as a national board member of the NAACP and the Morehouse School of Medicine.