Roku today announced that the second season of Chrissy’s Court, starring Chrissy Teigen and Pepper Thai, smashed U.S. viewership records for unscripted Roku Originals programming during its opening weekend on The Roku Channel. Season 2 of Chrissy’s Court drew more unique views during its opening weekend than any prior unscripted Roku Originals series launch, making the series the #1 unscripted Roku Original premiere of all time.
The series also soared to the top of all video-on-demand programming on The Roku Channel, earning the spot of #1 video-on-demand program on The Roku Channel in the U.S. by unique views during its opening weekend. Season 2 premiered exclusively on The Roku Channel on Friday, June 17.
The season 2 premiere of Chrissy’s Court delivered more than four times the audience of the season 1 premiere. In addition to the strong opening weekend results, Roku announced that the popular series will exclusively return to The Roku Channel for a third season on Friday, October 21, 2022.
Brian Tannenbaum, Head of Alternative Originals, Roku, said: “We are thrilled with the record-breaking performance of ‘Chrissy’s Court,’ and we look forward to an entirely new season of Chrissy’s wit and charm as she presides over the courtroom. It’s incredible to see Roku Originals continue to resonate with our streamers in such a profound way with standout unscripted programming on The Roku Channel.”
Chrissy Teigen, Executive Producer & “Judge,” added: “We’ll be back for more! The cases in season 3 of ‘Chrissy’s Court’ are wilder, the people are more fun than ever, and no claim is too petty for my courtroom. Mom and I can’t wait to bring the all-new season to audiences this October exclusively on The Roku Channel.”
Chrissy’s Court features Chrissy Teigen reigning supreme as the “judge” over one small claims case. The plaintiffs, defendants, and disputes are real, as Chrissy’s mom-turned-bailiff,” Pepper Thai, maintains order in the courtroom. In this courtroom, Chrissy’s decisions are final and binding.
Season 3 of Chrissy’s Court will include ten episodes, featuring Chrissy and Pepper presiding over a new case in each episode. Chrissy Teigen, Luke Dillon, Jane Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth, Dan Volpe, and Mason Steinberg serve as executive producers.
The series hails from Chrissy Teigen’s Suit & Thai Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Alfred Street Industries.
Season 3 of Chrissy’s Court will join a stacked lineup of unscripted original programming headed to The Roku Channel. The Roku Channel has been broadening the breadth of original content available exclusively on The Roku Channel, recently announcing several new unscripted projects.
They include 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, Lincoln Log Project (working title) and more.
Launched in 2017, The Roku Channel is the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform. In Q4 2021, The Roku Channel reached U.S. households with an estimated 80 million people. The Roku Channel was a top 5 channel on the Roku platform in the U.S. by active account reach and streaming hour engagement in Q1 2022.
Today, The Roku Channel features a diverse lineup of more than 80,000 free movies and programs and over 300 free live, linear television channels in the U.S. It licenses and distributes content from more than 250 partners. In addition to Roku devices, The Roku Channel is available on Web, iOS, and Android devices, Amazon Fire TV, and select Samsung TVs and can be accessed internationally in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.