Mary Ann Gunn, the former drug court judge who left office last year to work on her new TV show “Last Shot with Judge Gunn,” took home an Emmy award after only one season on air.
Gunn, who serves as host of the show, beat out nominees Judge Joe Brown, Judge Ross and Gloria Allred in the legal/courtroom series category of the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held Saturday night in Beverly Hills, California.
The series, which is based on Gunn’s work as a Washington-Madison County drug court judge, is filmed in Gunn’s old courtroom located inside the historic Washington County courthouse in Fayetteville.
“Our little show in Northwest Arkansas was possible because of some really, really good people,” said Gunn before thanking the show’s producers during her acceptance speech. “Most of all, we want to thank the participants that came before you and the rest of America on air to show their journey.”
The show, which drew criticism after first airing in September, follows individuals who are receiving substance abuse help. Those who participate receive free treatment.