JUDGE Judy’s shocking exit from her longtime CBS show is reportedly caused by an ongoing war with the network.
The famous personality, 77, announced Judge Judy will end after a 25 year run but added she is not done appearing on TV and will move her series elsewhere.
According to TMZ, Judy has had problems with CBS that escalated when former CEO Les Moonves, 70, resigned from the company in September 2018 after multiple allegations of sexual abuse.
Following the studio head’s exit, the outlet claims new management took over and began to have disagreements with the TV star.
Despite being a part of her contract, Judy reportedly pitched new show ideas to be developed with the network but was turned down numerous times.
She was reportedly more successful with her pitch attempts when the company was still spearheaded by Les.
In August 2017, TMZ reported the MASSIVE $95 million deal she signed for the collection of her Judge Judy library that ended in the 2020-2021 season.
The TV star – who’s full name is Judith Susan Blum – also produced the show Hot Bench and was allegedly involved with multiple productions at the time under CBS.
Mother-of-five Judy was also in the middle of developing a show based on her life titled Her Honor.
The show was announced in 2016 but no updates about its development have been announced in the years since and its current status is unknown.
Judy dropped the shocking news on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Monday but said she wanted to continue in TV.
The outspoken personality teased her new show Judy Justice and did not say where it will air but made certain it will NOT be CBS.
Speaking about the shake-up, Judy said: “I’ve had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it’s been successful; next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary.
“And CBS sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program, because now they have 25 years of reruns; so what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years’ worth of reruns.
“But I’m not tired, so Judy Justice will be coming out a year later.”
Judy is commonly regarded as one of the highest paid TV stars with a salary of $47 million.
She has settled small claims disputes in a televised courtroom over the course of 10,000 episodes.
The massive legal hit once pulled around 10 million viewers during its weekdays afternoon slot.
She let fans of the original show know they still have time to catch new episodes: ”Judge Judy, you’ll be able to see next year – a full year, all new shows.
“The following couple of years, you should be able to catch all the reruns that CBS has sold to the stations that are currently carrying Judge Judy, and Judy Justice will be going elsewhere – isn’t that fun?”
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