After a historic 25 seasons with Judge Judy, Judge Judith Sheindlin will be bringing a new court to order over at Amazon.
The yet-to-be-named court show will have Sheindlin being her no-nonsense self but presiding over a different court. So, Judge Judy could be a good name.
“I’m over the moon to be in business with Amazon Studios and continuing this incredible journey with them on a new platform is so exciting,” said Sheindlin in a statement.
“I used to yell at my husband, Jerry, for all the packages he had ordered from Amazon every day. I have enough mouthwash in the cabinets to keep the entire planet’s breath fresh until the next millennium. The doorbell never stops ringing. The dogs don’t even bark at the delivery people anymore. After I signed this deal, I apologised to Jerry. Who would have thought that the Sheindlin’s and Amazon would be mishpachah?”
(FYI, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines mishpachah as a Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives.)
Sheindlin is among the highest-paid stars on TV, pulling in around $US47 million a year for Judge Judy.
While the show will end in 2021, it’ll live on through endless syndication.
There’s no word yet if the new show will screen in Australia through Amazon Prime but it’s highly likely.