Roku June 23 announced that the second season of “Chrissy’s Court,” starring Chrissy Teigen and Pepper Thai, broke U.S. viewership records for unscripted Roku Originals programming during its opening weekend on The Roku Channel.
“Chrissy’s Court” features former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen as a “judge” presiding over small claims cases. The plaintiffs, defendants and disputes are real, with Teigen’s mom, Pepper Thai, playing the “bailiff” in the courtroom.
“We look forward to an entire new season of Chrissy’s wit and charm as she presides over the courtroom,” Brian Tannenbaum, head of alternative originals at Roku, said in a statement.
Season two of the shuttered Quibi original short series, which premiered June 17, drew more unique views during its opening weekend than any prior unscripted Roku originals series launch, making the series the No. 1 unscripted premiere of all time.
Roku in 2021 acquired much of the defunct short-form streaming service’s content for $100 million.
The series also soared to the top of all video-on-demand programming on The Roku Channel, earning the spot of No. 1 VOD program on The Roku Channel in the U.S. by unique views during its opening weekend. The season two premiere also delivered more than four times the audience of the season one premiere. In addition to the strong opening weekend results, Roku also announced that the series will exclusively return to The Roku Channel for a third season on Friday, Oct. 21.
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Season three of “Chrissy’s Court” will include 10 episodes, again featuring Chrissy and Pepper presiding over a new case in each episode. Teigen, Luke Dillon, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth, Dan Volpe, and Mason Steinberg serve as executive producers. “Chrissy’s Court” hails from Chrissy Teigen’s Suit & Thai Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Alfred Street Industries.
Season three of “Chrissy’s Court” will join a growing lineup of unscripted original programming headed to The Roku Channel. The Roku Channel has been broadening the breath of original content, recently announcing several new unscripted projects, including “The Great American Baking Show,” “To Paris For Love: A Reality Rom Com,” “Honest Renovations,” “Que Delicioso,” “Martha Gardens,” “Emeril Tailgates,” “Milk Street My Family Recipe,” “Survival from Above” and “Lincoln Log Project,” among others.