‘Judge Judy’ Extends Daytime Reign as CBS Media Ventures Renews Repeat Package and ‘Hot Bench’ Through 2026

“Judge Judy” has extended her reign in daytime as CBS Media Ventures has renewed its package of vintage “Judge Judy” episodes and the first-run court show “Hot Bench.”

Both daytime strips have been renewed through the end of the 2025-26 season on TV stations covering 95% of U.S. TV households. “Judge Judy” has been a daytime syndication stalwart since 1996 and that hasn’t changed even after she stopped producing new episodes of the series in 2021, after the show logged its 25th year. “Judge Judy” reruns at present average about 6 million viewers a week and the show still commands top daytime time slots around the country.

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“Hot Bench,” which features a panel of judges is still actively delivering new episodes and is produced for CBS Media Ventures by Sheindlin and the “Judge Judy” team.

” ‘Judge Judy’ and ‘Hot Bench’ are a powerful one-two punch for stations,” Greg Guenther, senior VP of domestic sales for CBS Media Ventures. “Together, these two shows account for 67% of all minutes watched in the nationally syndicated court genre. Our station clients can’t get enough of this premium product and were eager to keep both shows in their daytime lineups.”

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