Judge Judy is BACK!

Executive Summary:

  • Judge Judy Sheindlin will return to television on November 1 with her new venue, “Judy Justice” 
  • Judge Judy will arbitrate cases on the little-known IMDb TV, a free streaming service offered by Amazon

Sarkes is pleased to announce that Judge Judy is BACK.  As you know, Sarkes has watched Judge Judy for 25 years, 25 years!  And while most of today’s lawyers paid over $100,000 for an In-State Law School Degree or over $180,000 for a Private School Degree, Sarkes could pass the Bar in any state with his Jurisprudence attained by watching Judge Judy.

With his Legal Acumen, Sarkes, Fair and Balanced, might have made it to the Supreme Court

Judge Judy; The Cases are Real, The People are Real, the Rulings are Final

Judge Judy had a great 25 year run on CBS

Judge Judy Sheindlin is returning to television on Nov. 1 with a new RED robe.  “Judy Justice,” will be available weekdays IMDb TV. 

Judge Judy looks good in Red

Judge Judy has been a mainstay on TV for the past 25 years, becoming the highest paid TV personality (42 Million per year). But amid scheduling changes that led to an ugly battle with CBS, Judge Judy left her series earlier this year, with the final episode airing at the end of July. Now, after a short break, Judge Judy is getting back behind the bench on a new platform. She is taking her legal talents over to streaming for a brand-new show called Judy Justice, and she’ll be joined by a new cast of courtroom experts, including her own granddaughter, Legal Analyst Sarah Rose, Court Stenographer Whitney Kumar, and Bailiff Kevin Rasco.

The new Cast may be powerful but make no mistake; Judge Judy is still in Charge

Sarah Rose, a law clerk and Sheindlin’s granddaughter, will be a legal analyst.  “She’s smart, sassy and opinionated,” Grandma Judy said. “Who knows where she gets those traits?”

Legal Acumen, not Nepotism, was the reason that Sarah Rose got this great job

Whitney Kumar has worked as a deposition and court reporter in California since 2006.  “Whitney was a truly lucky find,” Judge Judy said in a statement. “She has been a skilled court stenographer for 15 years, she brings warmth, great proficiency, and best of all, can refresh my memory in a heartbeat with her machine.”

Whitney Kumar may be a Babe, but her Stenographer Skills got her this job

Kevin Rasco is a retired Probation Officer who spent 20 years overseeing incarcerated juveniles in Los Angeles County, California.  Judge Judy said: “Our bailiff Kevin has been in charge of my security for the last three years. He comes from law enforcement, has a winning smile, a delightful personality, and is always professional,”.

Many People ask Sarkes; “What happened to Officer Byrd”?  Judge Judy’s Bailiff, Petri Hawkins Byrd, has stood by the Judges side for over 12,500 cases.

Officer Byrd and Judge Judy worked together in the New York City court system in the late 80s and he joined Judge Judy since day one on the Judge Judy show.  Viewers have seen Byrd calling the court to order, helping the judge with math problems, showing Judge Judy how to read Text Messages,  and escorting unruly litigants out of the courtroom. 

Post Judge Judy, Officer Byrd is focused on building a following for his own Instagram Live show that he hosts with his wife, titled “Bonding with Byrd.”

Officer Byrd is a no nonsense, tough hombre

Judge Judy, 79, moved to the new show, Judy Justice, when her syndication deal with CBS Media Ventures ended with some acrimony after 25 years. For more than a decade, “Judge Judy” has been syndication’s most popular show.  

Judge Judy was dissed and disrespected by CBS ….. She is not happy

Judge Judy left CBS after she felt slighted by the network, which swapped out her show Hot Bench for The Drew Barrymore Show in a coveted time slot. Judge Judy ranted; ”You disrespected my creation.  And you were wrong. Not only in disrespecting my creation but your gamble in what you put in its place.”

The Drew Barrymore Show…..are you kidding me!!!

Not to be out maneuvered, CBS promptly cut a deal to keep “Judge Judy” reruns on the air by buying the show’s old episodes from Judge Judy. This move enabled CBS to continue selling rights to air old episodes of Judge Judy through the syndication market without having to pay her to make new episodes.

CBS may have out foxed Judge Judy

Judge Judy said that she and CBS “had a nice marriage,” claiming it would be “a Bill and Melinda Gates divorce.” Judge Judy continued: “They have decided to monetize their Judge Judy library of reruns. I wish them good luck with their experiment.”

Bill and Melinda Gates, CBS and Judge Judy, same same

Now, Judge Judy will be up against her own reruns. Bill Carroll, an analyst of the syndication market, told the Associated Press that Judge Judy viewers have been so conditioned to seeing Judge Judy reruns throughout the years that they will likely carry on watching them. He also noted that the show’s format and look have been consistent, which makes episodes timeless.

Reruns of Judge Judy are timeless!

The first episode of Judy Justice will air on Nov. 1 on IMDB TV.  Judge Judy is unconcerned with how well her new show will perform compared to Judge Judy. “I assume that I’ll know if Judy Justice bombs.  At this point, I don’t need that validation of my footprint.”

Judge Judy’s Net Worth is over 450 Million.  If Judy Justice is a flop, don’t worry about Judge Judy, she will be OK.

On her last few years on the show, Judge Judy sported the Ruth Bader Ginsburg look, nice

Have Him Die Somewhere Else

Executive Summary:

  • A driver in Palm Beach Florida was having a seizure in his car, which came to a stop in his neighbor’s yard
  • The owners told a man who rushed to the driver’s aid to “get off our lawn”

Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributor Betty Wucher who has long found the ways of the Floridans strange and frightening to her.

A driver in Palm Beach Florida was having a seizure in his car, which came to a stop in his neighbor’s yard. The owners told the man who rushed to the driver’s aid to “get off our lawn,” officials said.  It was unclear if the owner of the home was Packing Heat.

Who knows, maybe the Owner had just mowed his Lawn

As the driver convulsed in his car in their front yard, the owners the home started yelling at a Lawn Worker who rushed to the man’s aid.  “Get the man out of here,” the homeowners told the good Samaritan. “Have him die somewhere else.”  Huh, Ummmm, they said Whaaaaaat?

According to the sheriff’s office, the Lawn Worker, identified, as Tony, was walking to work when he saw the driver having a seizure in his car. Good Samaritan Tony ran toward the moving vehicle and grabbed the car’s fender in an attempt to stop it from rolling farther down the street.  The car ran over Good Samaritan Tony’s foot, but thankfully he had steel-toe boots on! The car finally stopped in the homeowners’ yard.

Good Samaritan Tony’s Steel Toe Shoes saved him from serious injury

The convulsing driver was “in terrible shape” when Good Samaritan Tony got to him, according to the Sheriff’s office. The car’s windows were up and the doors locked, so Good Samaritan Tony started screaming and begging for someone to help, authorities said.  That is when the homeowners told him to “get off our lawn,” according to the Sherif Office.

Good Samaritan Tony recognized the driver, remembered he lived nearby, and ran down the street to the man’s house, where he was able to reach the driver’s wife and call 911.

“Because of Tony’s actions, we received a call yesterday from the man he helped,” stated the Sheriff’s Office, “The man called us to ask for Tony’s phone number. The man said, ‘I want to talk to Tony….. He saved my life.’”

“The grateful man and his wife went and found Tony, and gave him a hug,” the sheriff’s office said.

Tony may be a Cracker, but he is a good Samaritan

And no, not all Lawn Workers are Brown…….but most are