For as long as I can remember, Judge Judy has been the perfect midday viewing for when I stayed home from school or work since it was pretty much always on. You could always count on Judge Judith Sheindlin to rule with an iron fist and a whole lot of humor, and that’s why it’s so sad to know that after 25 amazing seasons, Judge Judy is ending after the upcoming season.
- Hey, at least we have another season to enjoy. Scheindlin revealed her plans for Judge Judy‘s ending during an interview on Ellen and fans were devastated. However, there’s still the 2020-2021 season to enjoy before production wraps up, so it’s not over just yet!
- This is the network’s decision, not Scheindlin’s. To be honest, Judge Judy could go on forever and it would always be entertaining, but CBS believes that ending it makes better financial sense since they’re likely making more by selling the show off for syndication. “I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS and it’s been successful,” Sheindlin said. “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.” RUDE!
- Don’t worry, she’s not retiring anytime soon. Despite the fact that she’s been working on Judge Judy nonstop since 1996 and she’s now 77 years old, Sheindlin has no plans for ending her career and in fact is ready to move on to another venture soon after production on this show stops. “I’m not tired, so Judy Justice will be coming out a year later,” she teased. Sign me up!
- Thankfully, Judge Judy reruns will live on forever. As I mentioned, you can pretty much find an episode on any time of day on multiple different channels, which is comforting. Now that the show is ending and CBS is free to syndicate the reruns on even more networks, we can expect that to remain the case for the foreseeable future, thank goodness.