Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by Judge Judy Sheindlin, a retired Manhattan family court judge. The show features Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small claim disputes within a simulated courtroom set. Prior to the proceedings, all parties involved must sign arbitration contracts agreeing to Sheindlin's ruling, handling and production staff management. The series is in first-run syndication and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
Judy hasn’t been a judge in two decades, and the people being shushed by the bailiff when court is called to order are paid extras. For all Judy’s tough talk about consequences and responsibility, her show and shows like it actually make it possible for people to avoid the consequences of their actions. If the defendant loses, the show will cover the cost of their settlement. The plaintiff, meanwhile, gets their cash quickly, and everyone gets an appearance fee and a trip to L.A...In short, "Judge Judy" is an ex-judge in a fake court, verbally abusing poor people for ratings before handing down a consequence-free judgement that is actually folded into the production costs. Think about that next time you’re channel surfing in the afternoon.--Chris Dart, A.V. Club, January 15, 2016
Judge Judy considered as one of the greates Tv Shows of all times. That Tv Show won Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2008, Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2009, Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2010, Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2011, and Emmy (Daytime) Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2013. You can also watch other Tv Show from that genre such as The People's Court, Judge Mathis, and America's Court With Judge Ross.