Judge Judy certainly brings her own brand of justice to daytime television. For years, Judge Judy Sheindlin has enjoyed spearheading one of the most popular shows in syndication, Judge Judy. In fact, the sharp-tongued small-claims judge has found most of her unprecedented success has come in form of syndicated television.
Now, the seventy-eight-year-old Sheindlin is moving away from networks and into the world of streaming.
This time, her granddaughter, legal analyst Sarah Rose, will be joining her in the brand new series.
A New Look and A New Series For Judge Judy
The tough-talking Judge Judy is slated to return in her new series, Judy Justice this fall. Along with the new series, Judge Judy is even bringing a new look, exchanging her black robe for red. The new show will begin streaming episodes on IMDB TV on November 1.
In addition to her new look and granddaughter costar, Judge Judy will be joined by stenographer Whitney Kumar and bailiff Kevin Rasco in the new series.
“Our bailiff Kevin [Rasco] has been in charge of my security for the last three years,” Judge Judy said of Rasco.
“He comes from law enforcement, has a winning smile, a delightful personality, and is always professional,” she continued.
“Whitney [Kumar] was a truly lucky find,” Sheindlin said of the stenographer. “A skilled court stenographer for 15 years, she brings warmth, great proficiency, and best of all can refresh my memory in a heartbeat with her machine.”
Judge Judy’s granddaughter Sarah Rose is a law clerk. The Judy Justice player will serve as a legal analyst on the upcoming series.
“I’ve known Sarah, our law clerk since she was born,” Sheindlin said of her granddaughter. “She will be a third-generation female lawyer in our family.”
The judge went on to note that there is a definite family resemblance between herself and her granddaughter.
“She’s smart, sassy, and opinionated,” Sheindlin said of Sarah Rose.
“Who knows where she gets those traits?” the grandmother joked.
A Complicated Move
This move comes after Judge Judy became frustrated with how her former network home, CBS was handling her recent show Hot Bench.
Sheindlin was unhappy with the network about how they were giving Drew Barrymore’s new show priority time slots over her series.
“We had a nice marriage,” Sheindlin has said of her partnership with CBS, adding that the recent split, however, will not be so amicable.
“It’s going to be a Bill and Melinda Gates divorce,” she said.
While her partnership with the network has ended, fans of the magistrate’s original show, Judge Judy can still catch episodes in syndication. CBS purchased the show’s old episode’s from Judy Sheindlin, giving the network selling rights to the series.