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Judge Judy's Longtime Bailiff Explains Why He's Not On Her New Show

When Judy Justice premieres on IMdB TV, you see someone important missing.

Petri Hawkins-Byrd, the longtime bailiff from Judge Judy, will not be joining Judy Sheindlin on her new series, and in a new interview, is opening up as to why.

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Judge Judy Sheindlin Returns With 'Judy Justice' - Watch the Trailer!

Judge Judy Sheindlin is heading back to our screens!

Following her exit from her CBS show earlier in the year, the 78-year-old judge is set to star in the upcoming IMDb TV series Judy Justice, debuting on November 1 with new episodes daily.

Judy Justice also stars bailiff Kevin Rasco, court stenographer Whitney Kumar and law clerk Sarah Rose, who is also Judy‘s granddaughter.

Judge Judy reunites the TV star with longtime executive producer and director Randy Douthit and co-executive producer Amy Freisleben, who all worked together on Judge Judy for 25 years.

Judy says the show “gives me an opportunity to come into streaming while producing a whole different kind of court show.”

Earlier in the year, Judy got candid about negotiating her salary on her long-running show.

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Judge Judy Opens Up About Negotiating Her Massive Salary

Judge Judy (Judith Sheindlin) is getting candid about pay.

The 78-year-old longtime Judge Judy star spoke about her experiences, including her record-breaking salary, via THR.

If you didn’t know, she negotiated an impressive salary of a reported $47 million per season with CBS.

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Judge Judy Drops Her Countersuit Against Talent Agent Richard Lawrence & Rebel Entertainment Partners

Judy Sheindlin, aka Judge Judy, has dropped her lawsuit against Rebel Entertainment Partners.

Deadline reports that the 78-year-old reality star has dropped her case to keep network CBS out of the legal battle.

In a statement, Judy and her reps said that “we decline to file an amended complaint as Mr. Lawrence has insisted that I join Big Ticket (CBS) as a defendant.”

“The court has declined to rule that CBS is not a necessary party. Mr. Lawrence is the culprit in this fiasco of a packaging deal which has netted him $22 million,” Judy added. “CBS inherited this deal. I have been in business with CBS for 20 years. I’m not suing them when they are not the wrongdoer. Sometimes justice gets lost in the weeds of legalese gobbledygook. This is one of those times. Sad.”

The countersuit Judy filed was against talent agent Richard Lawrence and his Rebel Entertainment Partners, after they first filed one towards her and CBS, for more than $5 million over a seemingly sleight-of-hand $95 million sale of the show’s rich library.

“Judy maliciously prosecuted this case,” lawyer Bryan Freedman said about the suit. “She knew all too well that her claims were unsupportable even prior to the court ruling against her. It’s about time she ran away from her misguided, implausible, unconscionable, specious and unwarranted lawsuit against Richard Lawrence.”

Judge Judy is set to end on CBS after a 25th season, but she has a brand new one coming!

Judge Judy's New Court Show Will Stream First on Amazon & IMDb TV

Judy Sheindlin‘s long-running television series Judge Judy will be ending next year and she has set up plans for her next show!

The 78-year-old Emmy-winning TV star will be launching a new series at Amazon Studios and IMDb TV.

Variety reports that the new series will “see Sheindlin preside over a different court with her usual iron fist, featuring no-nonsense, expeditious verdicts on a new array of cases, litigants and judgments.”

“I’m over the moon to be in business with Amazon Studios and continuing this incredible journey with them on a new platform is so exciting,” Judy said in a statement. “I used to yell at my husband, Jerry, for all the packages he had ordered from Amazon every day. I have enough mouthwash in the cabinets to keep the entire planet’s breath fresh until the next millennium. The doorbell never stops ringing. The dogs don’t even bark at the delivery people anymore. After I signed this deal, I apologized to Jerry. Who would have thought that the Sheindlin’s and Amazon would be mishpachah?”

Judy previously was making $47 million a year for her work on Judge Judy and she sold the library of shows to CBS for a reported $95 million to $100 million figure.

Judge Judy's Longtime Announcer Jerry Bishop Has Died at 84

Jerry Bishop, who was the announcer on the courtroom show Judge Judy, has sadly died at the age of 84.

A rep for the show confirmed that Jerry passed away on Tuesday (April 21) after a battle with heart disease.

Jerry was the announcer on Judge Judy since its first season in 1994 and he appeared on thousands of episodes of the beloved series.

Jerry Bishop has been the voice of our program for 24 years. Everybody loved him. He had a golden heart and generous spirit. I adored him and will miss him,” Judy said in a statement (via TMZ).

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Jerry‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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