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Former Circuit Judge Mary Ann Gunn’s claim to TV fame, a reality drug court show, “Last Shot With Judge Gunn,” won a daytime Emmy award in a ceremony yesterday in Hollywood. The show was in production hiatus last I heard, but this might jump start a new season.

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The former Fayetteville judge, whose angling for TV stardom on the bench earned disapproval from state judicial ethics regulators, won for “Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program,” besting “America’s Court with Judge Ross,” “Judge Joe Brown” and “We the People with Gloria Allred.”

Photo of the winner here. And also here.

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The Emmy show found itself somewhat enmeshed in a parallel reality — a murder/suicide in the Beverly Hilton, where the show was filmed, a few hours before showtime.