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Gavel Falls On 'Judge Judy' With Show To End After 25 Years

The cases are real, the people are real but the ruling is sadly final -- Judge Judy is coming to an end after a quarter of a century on air.

Judge Judith Sheindlin appeared on The Ellen Show to share the news, saying the show as we know it will be wrapping up in 2021, the year of her program's "silver anniversary".

"I've had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it's been successful," she said, explaining that she'd be parting ways with the network.

"Because now they have 25 years of reruns. So what they decided to do was to sell a couple of years' worth of reruns. But I'm not tired, so Judy Justice will be coming out a year later."

The whip-smart small-claims queen remained tight-lipped about when and where we'll get to see her new series, saying to Ellen, "I can't tell you yet" about the details of Judy Justice.

Sheindlin, who cut her teeth in the New York Family Court, is the highest-paid television personality, raking in a hefty $47 million USD per year.

Judge Judy attracts a whopping nine million viewers per day -- with her no-nonsense attitude and tough justice endearing her to fans around the world.

You can watch Judge Judy weekdays from 3pm on Network 10 or catch up on Season 23 episodes over on 10 play.

Main Image: CBS.