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Judge Judy will continue her judgment days on CBS through 2017

April 08, 2013|By Greg Braxton
  • Judy Sheindlin of "Judge Judy" will be on the air at least through 2017.
Judy Sheindlin of "Judge Judy" will be on the air at least through… (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…)

The verdict is in: Judge Judy is staying on the bench for at least four more years.

Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue her top-rated "Judge Judy" show through 2017.

The show, now in its 17th season, averages more than 9 million viewers daily and is the top-rated daytime program. The judge's no-nonsense demeanor and frequent belittling of litigants have turned the show into a blockbuster hit.

"Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said in a statement. "It's when you officially become an adult, it's a winning hand in blackjack and it's the number of seasons we will have hit in 2017. I am so fortunate to have a job that I still love, working with a staff I respect and with a company who is at the top of their game."

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