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'Judge Judy' to end after 25 seasons, but new gig lined up
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'Judge Judy' to end after 25 seasons, but new gig lined up

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Courtroom reality show "Judge Judy" is coming to an end after 25 years, host Judy Sheindlin has announced.

The Emmy Award-winning TV personality revealed the news during a pre-taped appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," saying the show's upcoming season would be its last on CBS.

"I've had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it's been successful. Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary," the iconic star said in a teaser clip from the "Ellen" episode airing Monday.

According to the 77-year-old host, the network made the decision to utilize repeats of the program.

"What they decided to do was sell a couple of years' worth of reruns," she explained.

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Judge Judy Sheindlin presides over a case as her bailiff Petri Hawkins Byrd listens on the set of her syndicated show "Judge Judy" in Los Angeles in this Feb. 2, 2006, file photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Although court will soon be adjourned, Sheindlin said it isn't the end of the line as she is "not tired."

She teased that a new show — "Judy Justice" — will be coming out next year.

But Sheindlin, who has presided over small court cases on "Judge Judy" since the show's launch in 1996, remained tight-lipped about where the new show would air, simply telling DeGeneres: "I can't tell you yet."

"Judge Judy," which is currently in its 24th season, is a firm TV favorite.

In 2015 Sheindlin renewed her contract with CBS, extending her deal to host "Judge Judy" through to its 25th season.

In 2018 Forbes named her the year's highest-paid TV host after she sold the rights to her show's extensive library to CBS for an estimated $100 million in 2017.

Photos: Judge Judy over the years

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