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Judge Judy show is ending!

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Judge Judy, Judy Sheindlin, is pretty much the touch stone for all TV Judges.  She’s world famous and makes enormous bank from her success. Like she’s reportedly worth $500,000,000.  Check them digits.  Her most recent contract nets her $47m a year.

But her honor is 77 and I think she wants a change in the atmosphere.  Plus it seems CBS was tired of cutting checks for her. She said they “wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program, because now they have 25 years of reruns.”

She told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview to air Monday that her popular syndicated court series, “Judge Judy,” will end after 25 seasons.

After the show wraps next year, Sheindlin plans to wield her gavel on a new series, “Judy Justice,” “a year later,” she said in the “Ellen” preview. Sheindlin, 77, gave no other details about her new show.