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Judge Judy to be Featured in Prime Time Special

    May 1, 2014
    Pam Wright
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Judge Judy is heading to primetime!

Judy Sheindlin, America’s favorite TV judge, will be featured in a one-hour special for CBS, Judge Judy Primetime, which will feature exceprts from the 1993 60 Minutes profile that helped elevate her to celebrity status, as well as the 2003 60 Minutes piece, which checked in on her 10 years later.

The special will also include some new cases and highlight her transition from New York Family Court Judge to the beloved, no-nonsense TV judge.

In the 1990s, Sheindlin had the reputation of being one of the toughest family court judges in the country. On May 21, 1993, Joseph Wapner was released from the original courtroom show, The People’s Court. Sheindlin reportedly called the program and said, “You know, if he doesn’t want to do this show any more, I can do it.” Apparently the receptionist responded, “Are you crazy, lady?” and hung up.

Following that interlude, a Los Angeles Times article about the judge led to the 60 Minutes report, and the rest is history.

Her syndicated daytime series, Judge Judy, debuted in 1996 and has been a highly rated show for years.

It’s hard to refrain from watching her do her thing – putting people in their place without ever flinching.

Here’s what some of her fans say about her on Twitter:

Judge Judy Primetime will air May 20 at 8 PM/9 PM on CBS.

Image via Wikimedia Commons

  • lovetravel

    she already have enough $$$ in her bank and why does they want to put more in her bank and make other people become broke. Can someone please wake up. This is not right to give them that $$$ and not ever think about someone who is homeless or does not have much money.

  • 12know

    About 80% of the time I agree with her. But lately, she seems to be exceptionally short-tempered with everyone. Could it be she’s getting tired of doing this? She is set to leave her show in two years.

  • idjmm

    What?? If you are referring to the article above, I think you better read it again. From what I read it seems you are way off topic or made a mistake and meant to write what you wrote somewhere else.

  • Reme

    Judge Judy should run for president. Since she’s a no nonsense kind of person and isn’t happy with the direction America is headed, she would make changes and she wouldn’t let anybody pad her pockets and she would tell lobbyists to take a hike.