Newswire: NBC gives series order to Law & Order: You The Jury, the legal system is now reality TV

Back in May, we reported that NBC was developing a new show within the Law & Order brand subtitled You The Jury. The twist, appropriately, was that instead of a bunch of nameless extras pulled off the street serving as the jury on a court case, it would be you—or, rather, whoever happened to be watching Law & Order: You The Jury at that time, so not necessarily you. However, unlike that old Batman comic where readers got to vote on if Robin would live or die, the decisions here wouldn’t be based on fictional situations. No, the court cases on You The Jury would be actual live civil trials, with the audience voting on the verdict at home. From there it’s a slippery slope to letting the audience vote on the outcome of murder trials, and then we’ll all be living in god-damned sci-fi dystopia …

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