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“Judge Judy” has been on the air for a long time, but after 25 years, the show will be ending.
During an appearance on “Ellen”, “Judge Judy” Sheindlin told reporters that this season of the top-rated court show would be her last. The show has been the top syndicated program on television for years, averaging more than 10 million viewers in 2019, and is TV’s most-watched court show.
Interesting fact, Judy is the highest paid personality on TV at $47 million per year.
“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS [Television Distribution, which distributes the show], and it’s been successful,” she said. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, and CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program,” she said. “Because now they have 25 years of reruns. So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns. But I’m not tired, so Judy Justice will be coming out a year later.”
It’s unclear whether this will be another syndicated program or for a network or other outlet.
Asked by DeGeneres where viewers will be able to watch the new show, Sheindlin replied: “I can’t tell you yet.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter