About the Show



JUDGE JUDY has been the #1 show in first-run syndication for the last six seasons and #1 in daytime for six consecutive seasons.  The Emmy Award-winning courtroom series returned for its20th season on Monday, September 14, 2015


Presided over by outspoken former Family Court Judge, Judge Judith Sheindlin, the series continues to serve as a benchmark for the courtroom genre. With her no-nonsense, hard-hitting decisive approach to justice, Judge Sheindlin has established herself as a pop-culture icon for  generations of viewers.


The series focuses on small claims disputes from across the nation, which often center on family and/or interpersonal relationship issues.   Judge Sheindlin applies her unique ability to act as a true moral compass for people seeking guidance, insight and resolution in their lives


“Humor is a key factor in JUDGE JUDY’s mass appeal,” adds Randy Douthit, the series’ executive producer and director. “Viewers love her sharp-tongued approach to finding the truth.  Her quick wit makes people laugh out loud.”


When Judge  Sheindlin was a Family Court Judge in New York, she earned a reputation as an extremely effective judge and was the subject of a Los Angeles Times article in February 1993.  The story caught the attention of “60 Minutes,” which  led to a segment on the iconic newsmagazine.


After her appearance, she was approached about the possibility of presiding over cases on a television program. On Sept. 16, 1996, JUDGE JUDY premiered in national syndication.



More information about JUDGE JUDY and presiding Judge Judith Sheindlin is available at www.judgejudy.com, the official website of the series,  Facebook and Twitter @judgejudy Judge Sheindlin also has a website, www.whatwouldjudysay.com, to share her ideas about life and create an interactive forum with her fans..


JUDGE JUDY is a Big Ticket Television production and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution.  Big Ticket is a CBS Company.  Randy Douthit is executive producer and director.  Amy Freisleben is executive in charge of production.  CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.


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Gary Rosen