‘Justice Judy’ getting ready to drop new episodes, IMDb TV launching channel dedicated to her
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The show featured a 120-episode first season order, the largest order even given to a streaming series.
IMDb, which is owned by Amazon, is estimated to have invested tens of millions of dollars in the show. Some sources say Sheindlin’s salary is said to be about $25 million, significantly less than $47 million than she was making on her syndicated show “Judge Judy” through CBS Media Ventures which ended its 25th season in 2021 but those stations will continue to air repeats for two years.
In another unique approach, “Judy Justice” releases a single new episode a day, more in line with traditional TV, but viewers can also go back and watch all the episodes released to this point on demand.
IMDb is completely free to all users, but is supported by advertising breaks inserted dynamically into the show.
The show went into production in the summer of 2021 and debuted Nov. 1, 2021. Amazon and IMDb TV do not release specific viewership data, so it’s not clear how many people are watching. Ad revenue is not also released.
In addition to starting to drop new episodes daily Jan. 24, IMDb TV is also planning to launch a 24/7 “Judy Justice” series that will show a stream of episodes that already aired so that fans can “dip in” and watch whenever they’d like.
The service already has about 50 other channels that also have their own unique focuses.