She’s back! Judge Judy lands new job as long-running series comes to an end

Oct 30, 2020
The TV personality announced in March that her long-running series 'Judge Judy' will be ending. Source: Getty

Judy Sheindlin, who’s also widely known as Judge Judy, has announced she will be hosting a brand new court show. The news comes months after the TV personality announced that her long-running series Judge Judy was coming to an end.

According to a press release obtained by Fox News, Judy made the announcement on Thursday, revealing she’s teamed up with IMDb TV and Amazon Studios to create the upcoming show, which has temporarily been titled the Untitled Judge Judy Sheindlin Project. The new legal series will stream exclusively in the US on IMDb TV, Amazon’s free streaming service, however, it’s currently unclear when or where it will stream in Australia.

“I’m over the moon to be in business with Amazon Studios and continuing this incredible journey with them on a new platform is so exciting,” Judy, 78, said in the press release.

“I used to yell at my husband, Jerry, for all the packages he had ordered from Amazon every day. I have enough mouthwash in the cabinets to keep the entire planet’s breath fresh until the next millennium. The doorbell never stops ringing. The dogs don’t even bark at the delivery people anymore. After I signed this deal, I apologized [sic] to Jerry. Who would have thought that the Sheindlin’s and Amazon would be mishpachah?” she added, using the Yiddish word for family.

The TV personality has made a name for herself over the years thanks to her entertaining court show. However, in March, Judy revealed that her hugely successful show will soon be resigned to the history books.

The iconic US television personality broke the news on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as she confessed that, after 25 years on air, Judge Judy will now exist only in the form of re-runs. Judy confirmed that the upcoming season of the CBS show will be the last, however old episodes will still be shown as, in 2017, the network purchased Judy’s entire back catalogue for more than $150 million.

“Judge Judy, you’ll be able to see next year — a full year, all new shows,” she told Ellen. “The following couple of years, you should be able to catch all the re-runs that CBS has sold to the stations that are currently carrying Judge Judy.

“CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilise the repeats of my program. Now they have 25 years of my re-runs.”

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