“Judge Judy” to End After 25 Seasons

Judy Sheindlin in "Judge Judy"

Judge Judy is coming to an end. 

The super-popular court series, which debuted in 1996, will end its run after 25 seasons. The news was confirmed by Judy Sheindlin herself during Monday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it’s been successful,” Sheindlin told DeGeneres. “Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary, 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 Sheindlin isn’t about to stop striking her gavel and has already lined her next project — a new show titled Judy Justice

“I’m not tired,” she added. “So Judy Justice will be coming out a year later… 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 are currently carrying Judy, and Judy Justice will be going elsewhere. Isn’t that fun?”