Judge Judy Just Made an 'Obscene' Amount of Money

CBS now has the rights to her entire catalog
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2017 5:05 PM CDT
In this April 17, 2012 file photo, Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival party at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

(Newser) – Judge Judy just signed a contract being called "unbelievable," "massive," and "probably an obscene amount of money." Specifically, she sold her entire catalog to CBS. While the Hollywood Reporter doesn't have an exact number, it says the TV judge was once shopping the 5,200-episode library, which includes the episodes that will take the show through the 2019-20 season, for $200 million, though it's unlikely CBS actually paid that much. TMZ pegs the deal at $95 million "and maybe more," while Variety says it was in "the high eight figures." As part of the deal, Judge Judy also signed on for a 2020-21 season, her 25th. (Read more Judge Judy stories.)

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