Judge Judy Sheindlin will front a new court show which is being produced by Amazon Studios for US streamer IMDb.
Variety reports the as-yet-untitled show, will see her preside over a different court with her usual iron fist, featuring no-nonsense, expeditious verdicts on a new array of cases, litigants and judgments.
“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 apologized to Jerry. Who would have thought that the Sheindlin’s and Amazon would be mishpachah?”
Sheindlin is among the highest-paid stars on US television, pulling in around $47 million a year for Judge Judy but the show will end in 2021, and live on through endless syndication.
Sheindlin sold her show’s library to CBS in August 2017 for a reported US$95-$100 million. She was later sued for allegedly withholding $4.75 million from two producers who helped launch the program more than two decades ago.
There’s no word yet if the new show will screen in Australia through Amazon Prime (probably).