Judge Judy Sheindlin has starred on her own daytime television show “Judge Judy” ever since 1996. Now, the 78 year-old television icon is preparing to launch her new show “Judy Justice” on IMDb TV, Amazon’s free streaming service, because she has no plans to retire anytime soon.
“I didn’t want to retire. I don’t have hobbies. I enjoy working,” Sheindlin told Page Six. “My new show is ‘Judy Justice.’ Start date, December. Some details are iffy because COVID makes production cumbersome. It will be on Amazon. Why Amazon? Because they run everything.”
“They have resources,” she added. “Great attitude. Like my old butcher Sam. Sam doesn’t do stupid. So I should change and get another butcher? We’ll shoot in LA. My sense is the audience can take a little more of me, so I’ll deliver 120 episodes.”
Sheindlin went on to let her fans know that while the show will be different, she will have the same no-nonsense attitude that her fans have come to love over the past 24 years.
“Program, characters, the set, everything will be different,” she said. “Me, the same. Me always in the middle chair. Governing by committee is not my strong suit. And unless the audience wants to see me in a two-piece bathing suit, I’ll wear a robe. Different color. Maybe eggplant color.”
Sheindlin is especially excited that her new show will be streaming, saying, “On a rainy weekend, with enough vodka, I can download me anytime.”
“Judy Justice” isn’t the only new thing in Sheindlin’s life, however, as she just bought a 3-month-old brown powderpuff Shih Tzu that weighs in at two pounds.
“She pees 10 pounds a day,” the television legend said. “This morning, 5:30, I put a robe on over pajamas, then a coat, added socks, slippers, a roll of toilet paper and took her outside. Imagine if anyone saw me.”
Sheindlin added that she named the dog Joey, and she made it clear that she could not be happy to have the little canine in her life.
“I love love love her,” Sheindlin continued. “Everyone in Florida, getting older, they only talk about their doctor. Their medicines. Their nonsleeping. Their irregularities. You have a pet, you smile.”