Judge Judy is currently in its 19th season, and the contract extension ensures that daytime TV's top show will remain on the air through 2020.
Though CBS did not disclose the details of the deal, as of 2014 Judge Judy was raking in a whopping $47 million a year, a salary which easily makes the 72-year-old the highest-paid TV personality. In her 2014 book What Would Judy Say? Be the Hero of Your Own Story, Sheindlin outlined how she had managed to always get exactly what she wanted during contract negotiations.
In the book, Sheindlin states she would hand executives a sealed envelope including a price and contract duration at the beginning of a meal with instructions not to open it until afterward.
"I didn't believe they would turn me down," Sheindlin wrote of the first time she used the technique. "I didn't think they could afford to. But I was also prepared to walk away."
And that, my friends, is the exact kind of strength and sass that has over 10 million people tuning in to Judge Judy each day.
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