"Judge Judy" is a syndicated courtroom series presided over by outspoken former family court judge, Judge Judith Sheindlin. With her no-nonsense, hard-hitting, decisive and witty approach to justice, Judge Sheindlin has established herself as a pop-culture icon for a generation of viewers.

"Judge Judy" selects actual court cases from across the nation and places them before the charismatic Judge Sheindlin, a credible arbitrator well known for her decisions on some of the toughest cases in New York. The series focuses on small claims disputes, which most often center on family and/or interpersonal relationship issues. Ultimately, the cases usually involve relationships in conflict where Judge Sheindlin applies her unique ability to act as a true moral compass for people seeking guidance, insight and resolution in their often complicated lives.

Judge Sheindlin was the subject of a Los Angeles Times article in February 1993. The story caught the attention of "60 Minutes," which soon led to a segment on the popular newsmagazine show that caught the attention of a producer who suggested Judy Sheindlin take her talents to television and on Sept. 16, 1996, "Jude Judy" became a reality premiering in syndication.

"Judge Judy" is a Big Ticket Television production and is distributed by CBS Television Distribution. Randy Douthit is executive producer and director. Amy Freisleben is executive in charge of production.


Network: Syndicated
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: September 16, 1996
Seasons: 18
Production Companies:
Big Ticket Television
CBS Television Distribution

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