Justice Judy Sheindlin is adjourning her hit daytime show after 25 years. But not before he pulled a few things off his chest.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Sheindlin said tensions with CBS caused him to throw in the towel on his long-running reality TV show in the courtroom. Much of the anger stems from CBS takeover of Sheindlin’s property Judge Judy reruns, ostensibly to prevent him from shopping the show’s library.
Sheindlin added that she felt “disrespectful” by CBS’s work on Hot bench, another audience show she premiered in 2014. Some CBS-owned stations “in major markets” hit Hot bench make room for the Drew barrymore Show, the history of the WSJ argued.
“You disrespected my creation,” Sheindlin said of the studio. Hot bench efforts. “And you were wrong. Not only by not respecting my creation, but your bet in what you put in its place.
“We had a beautiful wedding,” she added. “It will be a divorce between Bill and Melinda Gates.”
CBS Media Ventures Chairman Steve LoCasci told the Newspaper, “We have had an incredibly successful relationship with Judy over the past 25 years. It has been an honor to represent her show, and just as there has never been another Oprah, there will never be another Judge Judy.
Sheindlin is not retiring. She will be working on a new show, Judy Justice, on the Amazon-owned IMDb TV. No date for his debut has been set.