When Judge Judy Sheindlin ended her hit series, “Judge Judy,” in 2021 after 25 years on the air, it seemed she was stepping down from the bench.
But that was far from the case. Instead, she shifted her signature courtroom style to Freevee, Amazon’s ad-supported streaming service, and launched her new series, “Judy Justice,” later that year.
“We left on top, which is perfect,” Sheindlin told People about the end of “Judge Judy.” “Amazon had the confidence in me to say, ‘Let’s do it in streaming. Let’s let you do your thing in a fresh version with new people.’ And I’m excited!”
The show quickly became Freevee’s No. 1 original show with more than 150 million viewers over the past two years. The show also earned a second season renewal this year.
Now, Sheindlin has three additional shows coming out on Freevee, continuing to expand her courtroom empire and attempting to make stars out of several family members.