A+E Networks UK has sealed a deal with international distributor CBS Studios International to acquire the syndicated daytime series Judge Judy, TVWise has learned.
The deal with CBSSI gives A+E Networks UK exclusive rights to the two most recent seasons of the series, which follows Judge Judith Sheindlin dealing with small claims cases. A+E Networks UK plans to launch the sixteenth and seventeenth seasons of Judge Judy on their Crime & Investigation (CI) channel later this month.
“For almost twenty years, the Judge Judy franchise has had incredible success around the world and we are confident that the CI audience will welcome the show into the schedule”, said Heather Jones, A+E Networks UK’s Vice-President of Programming. “The CBS deal will give our audiences two brand new series’ before anyone else in the UK.”
While Stephen Tague, CBS Studios International’s Senior Vice President, Europe, added: “Judge Judy is the number one show on US daytime television and the highest-rated programme in all of syndication. We are therefore delighted that A+E Networks UK is premiering the latest two series on Crime + Investigation for audiences across the UK and Ireland to enjoy.”