‘Judge Judy’ to end historic run after 25 seasons

Judge Judy has been on the air for 25 years. It was announced earlier today that the courtroom show is coming to an end after its 25th season. Star Judy Sheidlin announced the ending of her historic show and also announced a new show, Judy Justice. 

“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS [Television Distribution, which distributes the show], and it’s been successful,” she said. “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.”

Judy made the announcement on Monday’s edition of The Ellen Degeneres Show. Degeneres asked where viewers can tune into the new show and Judy said “Judge Judy, you’ll be able to see next year — a 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 Judge Judy, and Judy Justice will be going elsewhere. Isn’t that fun?”