After 25 seasons, Judge Judy is coming to an end.
Judy Sheindlin has confirmed that her courtroom reality series will conclude following its 2020-2021 run. Afterward, Sheindlin will launch a new program called Judy Justice.
Sheindlin made the announcement during an appearance on Monday’s episode of Ellen.
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Judge Judy ranks as one of the top-rated syndicated programs, averaging roughly 9 million viewers a day, and is TV’s most-watched court show. As a result of the show’s success, Sheindlin signed a contract with CBS in 2015 making her the highest-paid personality on television, earning $47 million a year. In 2017, CBS purchased the complete library to Judge Judy for an estimated $100 million.
Earlier this year, Sheindlin publicly endorsed Mike Boomberg for president.