Judy Sheindlin Announces End to ‘Judge Judy’ After 25 Seasons

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Judy Sheindlin announces end of Judge Judy after 25 seasons
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Say it isn’t so! Judy Sheindlin dropped a bombshell when she stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (March 2). The popular Judge announced that the next season of her courtroom show, Judge Judy, will be it’s last.

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“Well, I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it’s been successful,” Judge Judy told Ellen. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, and CBS, I think, sort of felt they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program because now they have 25 years of reruns. So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.”

We first met the outspoken Judge in 1996 when her courtroom show debuted. Prior to her television debut, Judy began her career as a prosecutor in the family court system. She was later appointed a criminal court judge in 1982 by New York City Mayor Ed Koch and later  as a supervising family court judge.

But we haven’t seen the last of Judge Judy. The 77-year-old star has another show, Judy Justice, on the horizon but she can’t reveal many details. “I can’t tell you yet,” she said.

“But I’m not tired. So ‘Judy Justice’ will be coming out…a year later. Judge Judy, you’ll be able to see next year, full year, all new shows. The following couple of years you should be able to catch all the reruns that CBS has sold to the stations that are currently carrying Judy. And ‘Judy Justice’ will be going elsewhere. Isn’t that fun?”

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Fun indeed. As long as we can still catch Judy Sheindlin on our televisions sets, we’re in good shape.

New episodes of Judge Judy will continue through the 2020-2021 season.