'Judge Judy' Ending 25-Year Run


It's being called one of the biggest changes to daily syndicated television since Oprah Winfrey ended her talk show. The 25-year run of "Judge Judy" is coming to an end.

Judy Sheindlin is expected to make a formal announcement Monday on "Ellen,"according to Variety and other outlets.

Walking away is no small thing. According to Variety, Sheindlin is paid $47 million per year to sit behind the bench, making her one of the highest-paid stars on any TV show. Her show is a ratings bonanza, leading many local television stations which carry it to make it their lead-in to their afternoon or early evening newscasts.

But Sheindlin, 77, reportedly plans to launch a new show called "Judy Justice." Details of that show have not been revealed.

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