Judge Judy is coming to an end after its 25th season, with host Judy Sheindlin transitioning into a new series.
The Judge Judy host announced the news during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which will air this Monday, March 2.
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Sheindlin told DeGeneres that the show’s final season, which she claims is her “best year yet,” will air in 2021, after which she will start working on a new series called Judy Justice.
“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS and it’s been successful,” she said. “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.”
“Judge Judy, you’ll be able to see next year – a full year, all new shows. With a ponytail!” Sheindlin added. “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?”
The television personality did not reveal where her new show would air.
The Judge Judy‘s final season, CBS Television Distribution will continue to offer Judge Judy repeats to stations
Judge Judy premiered in 1996 and has won multiple Emmy Awards. In 2019, Sheindlin was recognized at the 2019 Daytime Emmys with the Lifetime Achievement Award.