From the producers of Judge Judy, Hot Bench adds a new dimension to the court genre, with a panel of three judges hearing court cases, arguing the merits of the case amongst themselves and rendering a verdict. Hot Bench’s trio of judges is Judge Patricia DiMango, Judge Michael Carriero and attorney Tanya Acker. ‘Hot Bench’ is a term used to describe a court where the judge or judges frequently interrupt lawyers’ presentations with questions, often leading to lively exchanges.