Judge Judy Ending Popular TV Show
Judge Judy Sheindlin has announced that her popular TV show will be ending after this season. Judge Judy is in its 25th year of production. The 77-year-old Judge Judy will announce on Monday's Ellen DeGeneres show that she will be done with her reality TV show.
Forbes reported that Sheindlin is the highest-paid TV star making roughly $900,000 per episode of the show. In 2017 Judy earned $147 million. Judy also set the Guinness World Record in 2015 for the longest career as a TV judge.
Judge Judy debuted her TV show in 1996 after she had retired from the bench of Manhattan family court. Here sidekick and bailiff 'Byrd', Petri Hawkins-Byrd, was also Sheindlin's bailiff throughout her career in the Manhattan Family Court system.
According to Wikipedia when Byrd found out about Sheindlin's show, he sent her a congratulatory letter, stating, "If you ever need a bailiff, I still look good in uniform." She phoned Byrd at his home in California to accept his offer and he has been the show's bailiff since its debut.