According to deadline, CBS plans a May 20 airdate for a one-hour special on the career of TV’s most powerful jurist ahead of the launch of her second syndication courtroom show. Judge Judy Primetime will trace Judith Sheindlin‘s career path from New York Family Court to Judge Judy, daytime’s No. 1 program. The special will include new cases and footage from a 1993 60 Minutes profile about then-unknown Sheindlin and another from 2003. The upcoming Sheindlin-created syndie, Hot Bench, is cleared in more than 75% of the countryand bows in the fall. Like Judge Judy, which premiered in 1996, it hails from CBS Television Distribution.
Sidebar: Judge judy is doing at 70. She is hilarious. I still can't believe people let her yell at them for a airline ticket and a $100 every day on TV.