- 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.
Judge Judy; The Cases are Real, The People are Real, the Rulings are Final
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 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.
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?”
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.”
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.”
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 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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.