When Randy Douthit looks back on his career, he explains success followed hard work and always being available. The COVID-19 pandemic allowed Douthit to consider the sacrifices made to entertain the public. Douthit’s big break came in local television, with the director and producer changing the TV landscape. A partnership with Judge Judy Sheindlin has been the basis of the last quarter century’s work for Randy Douthit.
The pandemic changed the landscape of the TV industry, with Douthit believing in the need for testing and safety measures. Some staff members resisted testing in the early days of the pandemic. The “Justice Judy” director and producer explains a few infections were enough to push all staff to undergo regular testing. Douthit embraced the challenges of the pandemic and used live video links to Judy’s home to protect everyone from infection. A mockup of the studio was created in the legal professional’s home to allow her to dish out justice in a safe environment.
The difficulties of producing TV during the pandemic are the latest challenge faced by TV veteran Randy Douthit. The director and producer began his career in local TV news and returned to TV news for the Senate hearings about the January 6th insurrection. Bringing information about the January 6th incident to the public’s attention brought viewers over 20 million for the opening night.
A range of shows have been produced and directed by Douthhit, including “Crossfire” and “Larry King Live.” Douthit’s career-defining success remains his partnership with Judge Judy. The producer explains the end of the “Judge Judy” franchise and the launch of “Justice Judy” was a tough time with hard work. Producing 120 shows in three months at the height of the pandemic ensured an impressive debut for the latest production by Randy Douthit.