How do these people become judges on these court TV shows? I have noticed that there are about 7-8 of them on TV around here and they all claim to be "real" judges. Now I don't think our local government is assigning them to a TV show. Yet, if they aren't appointed as a judge, then they aren't a "real" judge, correct? So how is this happening? Who is appointing them to a judgeship on TV?