Court is back in session. IMDb TV has ordered a second season of Judy Justice. The program, hosted by television legend Judge Judy Sheindlin, debuted on the Amazon-owned free, ad-supported streaming service last November. It has become the platforms’s No. 1 original program in terms of first streams and hours seen, with consumers watching more than 25 million hours so far. New episodes from the first season will air every weekday on demand and on IMDb TV’s Judy Justice live linear channel until April 15.
“I am over the moon and couldn’t be happier with the Judy Justice reception in streaming,” said Judge Judy Sheindlin in a statement. “Amazon has been a terrific partner and I look forward to our continued collaboration.”
“With Judy Justice, we saw a bold opportunity to reinforce our vision of a modern television network, by embracing daytime television programming and uniquely offering IMDb TV customers new episodes every weekday,” said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content and programming at IMDb TV.
“For more than 25 years, Judge Sheindlin has been a staple of daytime TV. Through her no-nonsense approach to adjudicating real cases, Judge Sheindlin has educated millions about the legal process and real-life decision-making. We look forward to delivering another season of binge-worthy justice as Judge Judy Sheindlin continues her unprecedented reign as one of the most iconic and esteemed personalities in entertainment,” they continued.
Judy Justice, an arbitration-based reality court show presided over by Judge Sheindlin, a retired Manhattan family court judge, is the spiritual successor to Judge Judy, which dominated daytime television for 25 seasons and aired over 6,000 episodes before ending in July 2021. Judy Justice premiered months later on IMDb TV.