EXCLUSIVE: Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (The Ms. Pat Show) is taking on the role of TV judge in the upcoming new series Ms. Pat Settles It, premiering October 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT to air on BET. Deadline has your first look at the trailer above.
In Season 1, Williams assembles a jury of her closest friends, family members and guest stars to tackle real cases where genuine relationships hang in the balance. While she has no legal degree, she brings to the table candid, humorous and heartfelt judgments every time, according to the show’s logline.
The cases revolve around family and relationship dynamics involving everyday people who willingly accept the show’s verdict as binding. Fans can expect to see more of what they’ve come to love from Williams, moments of intense drama and uproarious comedy mirrored from her own life experiences.
The “Jury of Her Peers” will include celebrity guest jurors like Ray J, DeRay Davis, Carmen Barton, Jordan E. Cooper, Jasmine Luv and more. They will preside over cases involving financial disputes, romantic entanglements, roommate disputes and neighborly conflicts. Although real cash settlements are at stake, the core of every case is an underlying issue that has driven the litigants to their breaking points.
Ms. Pat Settles It is the first unscripted project originating from Williams’ overall deal with BET. It’s produced under a separate Basic Cable Agreement with SAG-AFTRA that incorporates the terms of the 2021-2024 SAG-AFTRA Network Code. The agreement has not expired and is not struck.
The series is executive produced by Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams. Sallyann Salsano, Dave Hamilton, Ebony McClain and Frank Miccolis also serve as executive producers for 495 Productions. Tiffany Lea Williams, Angela Aguilera, Kelly Gould and Ashley Taylor serve as executives for BET.
Williams is repped by IAG and Tigerman Management.