“Judge Judy” is Ending After 25 Seasons

As the outdated saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” After 25 years on the air, CBS will not air new episodes of well-liked courtroom actuality present Judge Judy beginning in 2021.

Host Judy Sheindlin made the announcement throughout a pre-taped look on Ellen, which is able to air Monday (Mar. 2). She mentioned the present’s upcoming 25th season shall be its final on CBS.

“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it’s been successful. Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary,” the enduring TV choose mentioned in a teaser clip from Monday’s episode.

According to Sheindlin, CBS determined to finish the present in order that they might earn cash from reruns.

CBS purchased the rights for the whole Judge Judy episode library again in 2017, and Sheindlin, who rakes in $47 million a yr, is at present the highest-paid TV persona. So, from a monetary standpoint, all of it is sensible.

“CBS, I think, sort of felt, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program, because now they have 25 years of reruns,” she mentioned. “So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.”

Judge Judy followers needn’t fear although, as a result of regardless that that present is over, 77-year-old Sheindlin says she is “not tired” and teased {that a} new present referred to as Judy Justice shall be popping out subsequent yr, although she declined to say the place it can air.

“I can’t tell you yet,” Sheindlin advised Ellen.

Forbes named Judy Sheindlin 2018’s highest-paid TV host after she offered the rights to Judge Judy‘s intensive library to CBS for an estimated $100 million in 2017.

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