Judge Judy Sheindlin is returning to television on Nov. 1 with a new red robe, a granddaughter in tow and the challenge of competing with herself.
She announced on Thursday the start date and name of her new show, “Judy Justice,” which will be available weekdays on the little-known IMDb TV, a free streaming service offered by Amazon.
Sheindlin, 79, moved to the new show when her syndication deal with CBS Media Ventures ended with some acrimony after 25 years. For more than a decade, “Judge Judy” has been syndication’s most popular show with the tart-talking New Yorker arbitrating small claims cases.
CBS promptly cut a deal to keep “Judge Judy” reruns on the air.
Sheindlin will be joined on “Judy Justice” by a new television bailiff and stenographer. Sarah Rose, a law clerk and Sheindlin’s granddaughter, will be a legal analyst.
“She’s smart, sassy and opinionated,” her grandmother said. “Who knows where she gets those traits?”