'Judge Judy' Star to Remain on Show Through 2015
Judy Sheindlin has inked a new multi-year deal with CBS Television Distribution to remain on CBS’ Judge Judy through 2015, it was announced Monday.
"Judy is in a class by herself," president of CBS Television Distribution John Nogawski said in a statement. "For 15 years, she's delivered one of the highest-rated shows in all of syndication. She's at the top of her game, and we're excited to be in business with daytime's #1 star."
Sheindlin, who reportedly makes $45 million per year to tape her show, has been with the courtroom series since it premiered Sept. 16, 1996.
Judge Judy, in its 15th season, remains the top-rated half-hour syndicated court show, averaging 10 million viewers. For the 2009-10 season, Judge Judy topped The Oprah Winfrey Show, the first time any daytime program has outperformed the talker in 10 years.