Judge Judy Sheindlin has signed a new two year contract with CBS to keep "Judge Judy" on the air until 2017, CBS Television Distribution reported Monday.
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this exciting second career," Sheindlin said in a statement. "The confidence and support CBS has shown in our program has been steadfast and very much appreciated."
With the new 2 year addition to her contract, the 70-year-old judge will have been on syndicated television for 21 years by the time the contact ends in 2017. Sheindlin compared the number with winning a lucky hand in blackjack.
Now in its 15th season, the syndicated court show draws around 10 million viewers per episode. According to TV Guide, "Judge Judy" was the number one rated daytime program of the 2009-2010 TV season, even beating The Oprah Winfrey Show.