CBS extends Judge Judy Sheindlin through 2020

Judge Judy Sheindlin attends the 2014 Heroes Of Hollywood Luncheon in June 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Story highlights

  • The new contract includes a first look deal
  • Her court show is set through the 2017 season
  • "Judge Judy" is the highest-rated regular series in all of TV syndication

(CNN)Judge Judy Sheindlin's contract has been renewed through 2020, it was announced Monday by Armando Nunez, president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group.

The new contract includes a first-look production deal with Queen Bee Productions, which is owned by Judy Sheindlin. This past season, Queen Bee and CBS launched "Hot Bench," a show that quickly has become one of the highest-rated new hits on daytime television, averaging 2.3 million viewers a day (when multiple airings are combined).
The show "Judge Judy" is already set through the 2017 season. It is typical that the creator's deal is renewed before they renew the show itself. That is expected shortly.
    Other than the extension through 2020, there were no details announced about the contract for