Judge Judy is moving right along with the streaming generation.
Judy is leaving network television and is set to star in a brand new show for Amazon called “Judy Justice.”
via Page Six:
Despite the intense hardship of dredging a word out of Judge Judy, she said: “I’ve been CBS’s top-rated program 11 straight years. This is my anniversary. My 25th season on TV. A magic number’s 25. Nobody ever brags about: ‘Wow! I’ve been there 27 3/4 years.’ Perfect time is leaving on top at the 25 number. You can’t stay at the party too long.
“My new show is ‘Judy Justice.’ Start date, December. Some details are iffy because COVID makes production cumbersome. It will be on Amazon. Why Amazon? Because they run everything. They have resources. Great attitude. Like my old butcher Sam. Sam doesn’t do stupid. So I should change and get another butcher? We’ll shoot in LA. My sense is the audience can take a little more of me, so I’ll deliver 120 episodes.
“Program, characters, the set, everything will be different. Me, the same. Me always in the middle chair. Governing by committee is not my strong suit. And unless the audience wants to see me in a two-piece bathing suit, I’ll wear a robe. Different color. Maybe eggplant color.
“I didn’t want to retire. I don’t have hobbies. I enjoy working. Another thing. It’s streaming. On a rainy weekend, with enough vodka, I can download me anytime.”
But Her Honor’s real craze? A 3-month-old brown powderpuff Shih Tzu who entered the Sheindlin household Saturday. Two pounds. But, says Judy: “She pees 10 pounds a day. This morning, 5:30, I put a robe on over pajamas, then a coat, added socks, slippers, a roll of toilet paper and took her outside. Imagine if anyone saw me.
“I love love love her. Everyone in Florida, getting older, they only talk about their doctor. Their medicines. Their nonsleeping. Their irregularities. You have a pet, you smile.”
Me, I was married a lifetime to comedian Joey Adams. So what did my friend Judy name her dog? Joey.
Her husband of a lifetime Judge Jerry: “Next we get a feral cat. We’ll name that Cindy.”
You know Amazon cut Judy a FAT check!