Decide Judy is a long-running American arbitration-based truth court exhibit presided around by retired Manhattan family court docket Decide Judy Sheindlin. The clearly show options Sheindlin adjudicating real-life smaller claim disputes within a simulated courtroom established. All get-togethers associated will have to sign contracts agreeing to arbitration beneath Sheindlin. The sequence is in first-run syndication and dispersed by CBS Tv Distribution.
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Judge Judy, which premiered natively on September 16, 1996, reportedly revitalized the courtroom show style. Only two other arbitration-based truth court docket displays preceded it, The People's Court docket (its 1st lifetime canceled in 1993 from lower scores) and Jones & Jury (lasting only the 1994-95 season, short-lived from very low rankings). Sheindlin has been credited with introducing the "tough" adjudicating approach into the judicial genre, which has led to several imitators. The only two court reveals that outnumber Decide Judy's seasons, The People's Courtroom and Divorce Courtroom, have both lasted via multiple lives of production and shifting arbiters. Thus Sheindlin's span as a television choose or arbitrator has lasted longer than any other-a distinction that rewarded her a place in the Guinness World Records in September 2015. With no cancellations or temporary endings in its collection operate, Choose Judy also enjoys the longest lasting individual production existence of any court docket display.
By 2011, Decide Judy had been nominated 14 consecutive years for Daytime Emmy Awards without ever winning. Judge Judy finally won its very first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2013, on its 15th nomination. It is the first long-running, highly rated court demonstrate to win an Emmy.
Since its premiere, Choose Judy has gained enormous popularity and has led the ratings in courtroom programming in the United States. The clearly show was also the highest-rated daytime television program from its 3rd (1998-99) through 5th (2000-01) season. After that, the exhibit lost this title but regained it by its 14th season (2009-10) and has kept it since. For its 16th season (2011-12), it was named not only the highest-rated program in daytime but also in all of syndication, averaging a 7.0 rating. It regained the position as leader in all of syndication for its 18th and has kept that title henceforth, 3 consecutive years to date.
On March 2, 2015, CBS Tv Distribution and Judge Sheindlin extended their contract by three years, keeping it on the air at least until completion of the 2019-20 season (the show's 24th).