Judy Sheindlin, the long sitting star of reality tv court “Judge Judy,” surprised everyone in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres released today that the show’s upcoming 25th season will be the last.
She does promise that this new season, would be “our best year” yet. A start date to be announced but don’t worry “Judy” normally starts up the season in September. Juday went on to say she has had “a 25-year-long marriage with CBS and it’s been successful”.
Judy has her own ideas on why the move was good for everyone saying “Next year will be our 25th season: Silver anniversary,” she continued. “And CBS, I think, sort of felt they wanted to optimally use the repeats of my program, because now they have 25 years of re-runs. So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years worth of reruns.”
The TV host, who set the Guinness World Record in 2015 for longest career as a TV judge, was estimated by Forbes in 2018 to be the year’s highest paid TV host.
As reported in an article from Yahoo Entertainment News Judy ranked No. 1 for the first time that year after selling the rights to her show’s extensive library for an estimated $100 million last year. Pair that with $47 million a year hosting “Judge Judy” and producing “Hot Bench,” that made Sheindlin among America’s richest self-made women, let alone TV host.
But don’t worry, Judy fans: she isn’t going away for long.
“I’m not tired,” she added. “So ‘Judy Justice’ will be coming out a year later… If you’re not tired, you’re not supposed to stop.”
Sheindlin went on to tell Ellen she “can’t tell you yet” where the new show would air.
“That’s exciting news,” Sheindlin concluded. “‘Judge Judy,’ you’ll be able to see next year – full year, all new shows… 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 ‘Judy,’ and ‘Judy Justice’ will be going elsewhere. Isn’t that fun?”
Contributing: Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: ‘Judy Judy’ to end after 25 seasons, Judy Sheindlin tells Ellen