Judge Judy cancelled after 25 years as CBS has enough episodes for repeat viewings

Judy Sheindlin will pound the gavel on the popular court show one last time in 2021

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 02 March 2020 15:31 GMT
Judge Judy announces show is coming to an end during the Ellen DeGeneres show

Judge Judy Sheindlin has announced that her long-running court series is coming to an end after 25 years.

The television personality broke the news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but also used the chance to explain she would not be leaving screens anytime soon.

According to Sheindlin, 77, CBS pulled the plug as the network felt it had enough episodes to warrant simply repeating the show.

“CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilise the repeats of my program,” she said, adding: “What they decided to do is sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns. But I’m not tired, so Judy Justice will be coming out a year later.”

She said: "I've had a 25-year marriage with CBS and it's been successful."

Judy Justice will follow one final season of Judge Judy, which will be shown in 2021. It will be shown on a different network.

Meanwhile, Judge Judy will remain available to view on the same channels that currently broadcasts it globally.

Judge Judy was most recently renewed in 2018 in a deal that reportedly paid Sheindlin $47m (£36m) a year.

When DeGeneres admitted she was impressed with Sheindlin's energy, the TV judge responded: "If you’re not tired, you’re not supposed to stop.”

Judge Judy is shown in the UK on ITV2.

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