When you watch on television, you're guaranteed lots of sass, pearls of wisdom, and ridiculous legal defenses. But soon, you'll be able to tune into a whole new version of Judge Judy that's more than daytime TV.
reports that Judy Sheindlin is working with Michael Chernuchin, a writer who previously worked on Law & Order and now runs the show Chicago Justice, to create a CBS drama called Her Honor, which will be based on Sheindlin's real life.
The main character will be the youngest judge in New York who dominates family court, but is less successful in her personal life, and there will be clear parallels to Sheindlin's life.
Sheindlin as a family lawyer in 1972, and became a judge in 1982; she was appointed to Supervising Judge four years later. Throughout her career, she heard more than 20,000 cases before retiring in 1996 to start her show. As for her personal life, she divorced Ronald Levy in 1976, married Jerry Sheindlin a year later, divorced Jerry Sheindlin in 1990, and remarried him in 1991. So you can see there's a lot of good material to work off of here.
For all of you die-hard Judge Judy fans, don't worry about the future of your favorite courtroom show. Judge Judy has been renewed through 2020. Sheindlin reportedly rakes in more than $47 million a year, and her show is so successful that she's considered one of the most profitable stars on television, so she definitely knows where her bread is buttered.
But we can't help but be excited about this new prospect. If the main character on Her Honor has just a shred of the one-liners that Sheindlin has on Judge Judy, the show is sure to be addictive. Hopefully she can get in one of Sheindlin's best: "Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining."