But the show's host, Judy Sheindlin, won't be off the air for long. According to both Variety and The Hollywood Reports, Sheindlin plans to launch a new show, “Judy Justice,” following “Judge Judy's” finale.
Sheindlin told Variety that she plans to take a year-long break before launching her new show.
Sheindlin has not yet revealed details about her new show. She's expected to make a formal announcement Monday during an appearance on “Ellen."
“Judge Judy” has been one of the highest-rated first-run syndicated programs since its debut in 1996. Variety reports that the show averages 10 million viewers daily and has won a Daytime Emmy for best legal or courtroom program in 2013, 2016 and 2017.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sheindlin is the highest-paid personality on TV, making $47 million a year.