“Judge Judy” star Judith Sheindlin reportedly reached a new contract extending her courtroom TV show to 2021 as part of a deal to sell her entire 10,400-show library back to CBS.
Terms of the deal weren’t released, but sources estimated the value to be about $95 million, the New York Post reported.
Sheindlin earns about $45 million a year and the show brought in $244.7 million in ad revenue last year, according to the Post, which noted that CBS sold the archive to Sheindlin two years ago at the time of the last contract renewal.
“My mother always told me it’s proper etiquette to leave the dance with the person who brought you,” Sheindlin, 70, said, according to the Post.
Boasting about 10 million viewers, the show has been the No. 1 daytime syndicate for eight years, the Post said.
Sheindlin reportedly shopped the library to potential buyers earlier this