'Judge Judy' to End After 25th Season as Judy Sheindlin Prepares New Show


After 25 seasons in the courtroom, “Judge Judy” is ending.

But Judy Sheindlin, host of the famous show, isn’t ready to leave the bench just yet as she's also announced that she's going to be working on a new endeavor.

Variety has confirmed that "Judge Judy" will see its end after its 25th season, and Sheindlin is set to make the announcement on "Ellen" Monday.

"Next year will be our 25th season: silver anniversary," she says during her appearance. "And CBS, I think, sort of 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 don't worry, she's not leaving television anytime soon. Sheindlin said she's working on a new series, called "Judy Justice."

"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."

The TV host told DeGeneres that they "can't tell you yet" where the new show would air.

"That's exciting news," Sheindlin said. "'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?"

Sheindlin has reigned queen over the Emmy Award-winning "Judge Judy" since its conception in 1996. She is one of the highest paid television stars, raking in nearly $47 million per year for her work on "Judge Judy."

There's no word yet on when the new show will air.

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