Everyone’s going to streaming, including Judge Judy. The broadcast TV staple’s next act will be with IMDb TV, Amazon’s free digital service.
Judith Sheindlin, whose long-running syndicated courtroom show “Judge Judy” will end production in 2021, will be dispensing justice on an exclusive show in the U.S. for IMDb TV, it was announced Thursday.
“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,” Sheindlin said in a statement.
The title and debut date for the new courtroom show weren’t announced.
“The Untitled Judge Judy Sheindlin Project will feature no-nonsense, expeditious Judge Sheindlin’s signature adjudication style with a new array of cases, litigants and judgments,” according to the announcement.
Last March, Sheindlin said “Judge Judy,” which debuted in 1996, would end production in 2021. But the show will continue to be shown, through a two-year deal that CBS made with stations that currently carry “Judge Judy” to air reruns of the program.
The tough-talking former New York family court judge’s popularity made her the highest-paid personality in TV.
When Sheindlin announced her eventual departure from “Judge Judy” on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, she also said another show was ahead.
“If you’re not tired, you’re not supposed to stop,” Sheindlin, 78, told DeGeneres.
Lynn Elber, The Associated Press