Judge Judy, the drama series.

CBS is developing a drama series based on the true life of Judge Judy Sheindlin.


Judge Judy could be getting her own drama series, or at least a drama based on her life story.

CBS is developing Her Honor, which follows the youngest judge in New York, who cuts through the chaos in Family Court, but can’t seem to maintain control of her own life outside the courtroom.

Writer Michael Chernuchin (Law & Order, Chicago Justice) is penning the pilot with Sheindlin as story co-writer.

Sheindlin remains the most profitable star on US television, thanks to her long-running series renewed until 2020. Variety notes her new deal is reportedly worth more than her previous contract, under which she was making a whopping salary of over $47 million per year. Her Queen Bee Productions banner is also behind another court show, Hot Bench.

Whether Her Honor reflects her current TV fame and mega-wealth remains unclear. And that lace doily collar.

Elsewhere Michael Weatherly will star in Bull, a legal drama for CBS based on the early life of Dr. Phil.

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  1. What do you do with so much money? The mind boggles. 47 million would do any person the rest of their life and help out family members and friends. But earning that per year? Hopefully a lot goes to charity.

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