JUDGE JUDY has been the #1 show in first-run syndication for the last eight seasons and the #1 program in daytime since the 1998-99 season. The Emmy Award-winning courtroom series returned for its 22nd season on Monday, September 11, 2017.
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.
Randy Douthit, the series’ executive producer and director states, “Her message is simple: Take responsibility for your lives.” He continues, “She cuts to the chase and offers a quick and fair resolution that resonates with the viewers.”
When Judge Sheindlin was a Family Court Judge in New York, she earned a reputation as an extremely effective judge that garnered national attention and was the subject of a Los Angeles Times article in February 1993. That 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 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 co-executive producer. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.