Judy Sheindlin, star of Judge Judy, has just announced on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show that her show is coming to an end. For the past decade, Judge Judy has been the highest-rated daytime television show, and CBS is looking to make use of the show’s catalog of old episodes, buying the television rights from Sheindlin for $95 million USD.
On top of selling the entire catalog of episodes up until the 25th anniversary of Judge Judy in 2021, Sheindlin is also one of the highest-paid television stars in the States, reportedly making $47 million USD a year for her contributions to the show. The 77 year old judge, however, will not be hanging it up after Judge Judy, as she already has another television show in the work titled Judy Justice which will release in 2022.
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— Evan Gumpay (@somedudenamed_e) March 2, 2020
— Cyrus Laali (@cyruslaali) March 2, 2020
Court show #JudgeJudy to set to end after 25 seasons, says host Judy Sheindlin, who reveals that she has a new show titled 'Judy Justice' in the works https://t.co/d1rJ92osFc pic.twitter.com/3DFsKh5tNc
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 2, 2020
#JudgeJudy is retiring. I'm ready to take the bench. Who'd watch a Judge Ed show?And who should be my bailiff?
— Ed the Sock (@EdtheSock) March 2, 2020