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    Frank Caprio, the R.I. judge with viral clips, is getting his own TV show

    Judge Frank Caprio in action.
    Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
    Judge Frank Caprio in action.

    If you loved Judge Joseph Wapner, you’ll really love Judge Frank Caprio.

    At least that’s what Fox is hoping. The network has announced plans to produce a syndicated series next fall featuring real-life cases from the popular Providence judge’s chambers. The kindly Caprio is well known in Rhode Island, where videos of his cases were originally broadcast on a local cable channel before being picked up by the ABC affiliate. Many of his cases have gone viral.

    “We love Judge Caprio’s heartfelt take on justice and think ‘Caught in Providence’ will truly stand out from every other show on daytime television,” producers Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a statement. “In these contentious times, many viewers are simply looking for something lighthearted and fun. ‘Caught in Providence’ has proven to be exactly that, and has an unprecedented social media following to prove it.”

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    Over time, there have been countless TV judges, including Judge Judy, Judge Maria Lopez, Judge Jeannine Pirro, Judge Lane Mills, and Judge Joe Brown, to name just a few.

    Here’s an example of Judge Caprio in action.

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