After 25 seasons on air, Judge Judy will come to an end in 2021. While host Judy Sheindlin has a new show due to arrive in 2022 entitled Judy Justice, she explained on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the 2020-21 season of Judge Judy will be its last.
"I've had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it's been successful," she explained to Ellen. "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."
She didn't give many details about the new show, she did indicate that there will be plenty of reruns now that CBS owns the complete run of Judge Judy. Sheindlin is also reportedly the highest-paid personality on TV, bringing in an impressive $47 million a year. "Judge Judy, you'll be able to see next year– all 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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