‘Judge Judy’ To End After 25 Seasons, New Show ‘Judy Justice’ To Air Later This Year
Judy Sheindlin’s popular court show “Judge Judy” is officially coming to an end. On Monday she will announce that the series will end after its 2020-2021 season.
Judge Judy features Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small claim disputes within a simulated courtroom set. Prior to the proceedings, all parties involved must sign arbitration contracts agreeing to Sheindlin’s ruling, handling and production staff management. The series is in first-run syndication and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
The program has won three Emmy awards and has had the highest ratings in courtroom programming in the United States.
Judge Judy Sheindlin made the big announcement on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday telling the audience:
“CBS [Television Distribution] sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program. Now they have 25 years of my reruns. What they decided to do is sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.”
She added that she has a new show coming out later in 2020.
“I’m not tired, so ‘Judy Justice’ will be coming out a year later.”
Judge Judy Sheindlin continues:
“The following couple of years, you should be able to get all the reruns that CBS has sold on the stations currently carrying ‘Judge Judy.’ And ‘Judy Justice’ will be going elsewhere. Isn’t that fun?”
No additional details have been shared.