Courtroom K premiered on FOX in 2009. This is a darkly comedic look at the life of a courthouse in a Midwestern city. An American courtroom is the last bastion of absolute feudal power, and upon this throne sits dictatorial Judge Harold Robar, a former trial lawyer who is completely convinced he can do both the prosecutor's and the defense lawyer's jobs better than either can do it themselves. Gruff, sarcastic and lovable Judge Robar does not suffer fools gladly, but he will gladly make fools suffer. Courtroom K centers on a group of public servants who cope daily with the basic fact that no one gets in legal trouble for a smart reason. This cast of characters includes District Attorney Kent Pucker, a self-deluded Midwestern booster with a joyful disregard for his own insensitivity; Public Defender Marijane Diehl, whose grace under pressure is tested by the insanity of the system; and Diehl's boss, Daniel June, a clever, boyish bureaucrat 10 years younger than her. Filling out this family are court reporter Rose Marie Cheeks and Ortha Schunk, Judge Robar's court clerk who knows him so well, she could be considered his "work wife."