'Judge Judy' Promotes New Executive in Charge of Production as Longtime EP Retires

10:35 AM PST 12/14/2012 by Alex Ben Block
CBS Television Distribution

Timothy Regler, who has been with the show since its 1996 launch, is leaving the top-rated syndicated series.

Amy Freisleben has been promoted to executive in charge of production for Judge Judy, which reigns as the number one regularly scheduled program in all of domestic television syndication.

CBS Television Syndication simultaneously announced that Timothy Regler, who has been a top producer on Judge Judy since it premiered in September 1996, is retiring. Regler most recently served as executive producer.

“Tim has helped shepherd our program from the beginning and I will greatly miss his professional input,” said Judge Judy Sheindlin. “Besides, he allows me to regularly whip him in gin.”

“We are, however, so fortunate to have Amy Freisleben, who has been an integral part of the Judge Judy family for 15 years," added Sheindin. “The transition will be seamless and I hear she is practicing her gin game.”

Randy Douthit, who has been executive producer of Judge Judy since September 1996, will continue as executive producer and director.

Freisleben had been senior vice president, legal and business affairs, at CBS Television Distribution, since 2009, providing production related legal work for Judge Judy. Before that, she was VP of legal and business affairs. She has worked with Judge Judy since 1998.

Before joining CBS, Freisleben was a business litigation attorney in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles and UCLA.

Judge Judy, which has been number one in daytime for the past three seasons, is produced by CBS subsidiary Big Ticket Television and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.

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