'Judge Judy' will end after 25th season in 2021; Sheindlin says new show is in the works

Posted at 7:40 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 10:30:04-05

Judge Judy is ending its 25-season series run following the 2020-21 season, according to The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

But the show's host, Judy Sheindlin, won't be off the air for long. According to both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter,< /span> 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.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.