Judge Judy Makes Grand TV Return in New ‘Judy Justice’ Trailer

by Josh Lanier

Judge Judy is making her return to television with her new IMDb TV show Judy Justice. She released a trailer for the show Thursday, and it’s full of her signature snappy comebacks and acid tongue. But this time, Judy is bringing some new people along with her, including her “snarky” granddaughter.

Judge Judy, whose real name is Judy Sheindlin, said she’s excited to introduce a new audience to her fiery brand of justice.

Judy Justice is a really exciting venture that allows me to come to streaming while producing a whole different kind of court show,” she says in the trailer. “I’ve been sort of alone for the past 25 years. Now I have a new team. To have them help me create this new show is really giving me a third act or a fourth act.”

The show will premiere on Nov. 1 on IMDb’s streaming service. The first season will have 120 episodes, reports said.

“We are upping the game. I am who I am — sometimes PC, sometimes not but consistent,” she added in the trailer. “… Rules are important. I am going to tell that to the next generation.”

Her granddaughter, Sarah Rose, serves as her law clerk on Judy Justice.

“Sarah is wired like I am,” the 78-year-old said. “She’s a little snarky. I like that.”

Kevin Rasco, retired probation officer and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, will serve as her bailiff. And Whitney Kumar, a licensed stenographer, will also join the cast.

While there will be new faces in front of the camera, behind the scenes, Sheindlin is sticking with the team that helped build her empire.

“I am probably the luckiest on-air personality in the history of television to have had Randy Douthit and Amy Freisleben shepherd my program for over two decades,” she said in a statement. “They continuously make me look good. With Judy Justice on IMDb TV, the magic continues.”

Judge Judy Revolutionized TV, Aims to Do the Same to Streaming

Judge Judy was one of the most popular jurists in television history. That’s largely because of her no-nonsense style. An approach that dozens of other judge shows copied with mixed results.

Judy Justice hopes to bring that same approach to streaming, where courtroom shows haven’t had the same success.

“Judge Judy Sheindlin has been instrumental in shaping the world of television for over 25 years, and she has been a weekday staple for advice, entertainment, and the best one-liners in the business,” said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, IMDb TV’s co-heads of content and programming.

There are more than 4,000 episodes of Judge Judy from its 25-season run, which made her one of the highest-paid personas in television history. Variety reported that she earned nearly $50 million a year. CBS purchased her back catalog of shows for nearly $100 million in 2017.