Judge Judy

American reality court show

Judge Judy is an American streaming Court Show. The series premiered on September 16, 1996, and concluded on July 23, 2021.

Judge Judy
GenreArbitration-based reality court show
Created byKaye Switzer
Sandi Spreckman
Directed byRandy Douthit[1]
Presented by
Narrated byMichael J. Stull
Jerry Bishop
Steve Kamer
Theme music composerFred Lapides
Bill Bodine
Arden Hofheins, Lisle Moore, Randall Thornton
Opening themeSymphony No. 5, First movement by Ludwig van Beethoven (seasons 9–25)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons25
No. of episodes6,280
Executive producer(s)Randy Douthit[1]
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Big Ticket Television
Queen Bee Productions (CBS Primetime Special)
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
(seasons 1–3)
Paramount Domestic Television
(seasons 4–10)
CBS Paramount Domestic Television
(seasons 10–12)
CBS Television Distribution
(season 12–25)
CBS Media Ventures
(season 25)
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 16, 1996 (1996-09-16) –
July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)
Followed byJudy Justice (Sheindlin as judge)
Tribunal (Upcoming/Byrd as bailiff)
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The court show ended with its 25th season. This courtroom program stars former family court judge Judy Sheindlin. Each episode finds Judge Judy presiding over real small-claims cases inside a televised courtroom. Her no-nonsense approach has been unsuccessfully copied by other TV court judges.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Judge Judy Sheindlin, Host of Daytime's #1 Rated Show "Judge Judy," Signs Multiyear Deal Through 2017". The Futon Critic (Press release). April 8, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2014.

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