Case Closed: ‘Judge Judy’ To End After 25 Seasons Following Bloomberg Endorsement
Judge Judy will take a break from campaigning for Mike Bloomberg to announce an end to her beloved courtoom program on Ellen today.
Judge Judy’s historic run on television is coming to a close. 77-year-old Judith Sheindlin, who brought her no-nonsense brand of justice into our homes for 25 years, will make the announcement today on “Ellen”. This is yet another curveball for Judge Judy fans still reeling from her campaign for 2020 Democrat Mike Bloomberg.
Judge Judy To Announce Final Season On Ellen
The feisty TV judge will end her long-running “Judge Judy” family court program in 2021 after the 25th season finishes airing. Sheindlin said the last year will be “the best year yet.” She believes it will be ending on a high note with a fitting end. Sheindlin is scheduled to make an announcement regarding the show’s demise on Monday on “Ellen.”
“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS and it’s been successful,” she reportedly told Ellen DeGeneres. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, and CBS, I think 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. But I’m not tired, so ‘Judy Justice’ will be coming out a year later.”
This surprise announcement comes just after the beloved TV judge endorsed Michael Bloomberg for President.
Judge Judy Campaigns for Mike Bloomberg
Previously, Judy Sheindlin hadn’t been public about her politics. And she certainly hadn’t put her neck on the line with a high profile political endorsement. Not until 2020 and her personal endorsement followed by ads for Mike Bloomberg, that is.
First, the well-know TV judge failed to draw crowds for Bloomberg at a Texas event. Next, she is canceling her long-running television show.
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Now fans are left wondering if her foray into national politics have come at the price of her television show.
Judge Judy’s show is ending a few weeks after she endorsed bloomberg… coincidence much? 🤔
— MJ (@Manjot_a) March 2, 2020
Judge Judy has entertained Americans for decades. She was always direct and did not tolerate irresponsible, reckless, or rude behavior on her show.
The hard-nosed justice wasn’t afraid to put plaintiffs or defendants in their place if they got out of line. People learned quickly not to lie to Judge Judy or stretch the truth. She would sniff that out in a hot second and verbal slam the liar on national television.
The highest paid personality on television isn’t going away just yet though. The courtroom star who currently pulls in a whopping $47 million per year has already lined up a new show called “Judy Justice.” Reportedly, the new show will not follow the same format as the longstanding courtroom drama Judge Judy fans have come to expect.
Sheindlin teased that the “Judy Justice” will come out a year later but declined to give specifics on when or where.
Of course, CBS bought the full Judge Judy episode library in 2017, so the courtroom star has some healthy royalties to look forward to from those reruns as well.
Judith Sheindlin’s Famous One Liners
Judge Judy is the queen of one liners. Her brutal retorts would often leave a mark.
You can watch a video of some of her best one liners below.