"I am thrilled with the opportunity to continue this exciting second career," Sheindlin said in a statement. "The confidence and support CBS has shown in our program has been steadfast and very much appreciated."
Now in its 15th season, Judge Judy draws an average of 10 million viewers. The syndicated court show was the No. 1-rated daytime program of the 2009-2010 TV season, beating The Oprah Winfrey Show.