Judge Judy Sheindlin has sold her entire archive of old shows, consisting of a staggering 10,400 shows, to CBS, according to The New York Post.
The move was part of a deal to extend Sheindlin’s contract through the 2020-21 television season, the report notes.
“Terms of the archive sale were not released, but sources familiar with the deal told The Post it was for roughly $95 million,” the story reports, noting that Sheindlin has been doing her show for 21 seasons.
“The extension, reached with CBS Television Distribution, will carry the 70-year -old former Manhattan Family Court judge through her 25th season,” The Post adds. “Brooklyn-born Sheindlin is clearly a shrewd operator. The deal to sell her library comes just two years after CBS sold it to her in conjunction with her last renewal.”
The report also notes: “The ‘Judge Judy’ star earns around $45 million per year, according to several reports. The show brought in $244.7 million in ad revenue to CBS in 2016, according to SNL Kagan.”