America's favorite no-nonsense judge will be the star of "Judge Judy Primetime," a special airing May 20 on CBS!

The primetime special will include new cases and follow the story of how Judge Judith Sheindlin transitioned from a New York Family Court judge to the celebrity "Judge Judy."

Judy was discovered after she appeared on "60 Minutes"   in 1993.  They did a profile of her and Hollywood discovered her!  Her CBS special will include excerpts from the story.

"Judge Judy" has been the top-rated first-run syndicated series for the last three years and the No. 1 series in daytime for four consecutive years!  So, why not take it to primetime!  She even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Way to go Judy!

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