DESCRIPTION: (from CBS Television Distribution's press release, March 2015) Judge Judy Sheindlin, host of the #1 rated show in first-run syndication JUDGE JUDY, has extended her deal through 2020, it was announced today by Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. The new deal includes a first-look production deal with Sheindlin's company Queen Bee Productions Inc., which produces HOT BENCH, the top-rated new show in syndication this season. "We could not be more excited to continue our longtime relationship with Judy," Nuñez said. "She is a true television icon, who entertains and inspires millions of fans each day on JUDGE JUDY. "We look forward to continuing to provide our station partners with her highly successful show and to working with her to create the next generation of hits." "I'm thrilled to be working with my CBS family for five more years, and very excited about this new adventure in production," Sheindlin said. "I loved the experience of creating and developing HOT BENCH and look forward to replicating its success with more new, compelling and smart TV." JUDGE JUDY has been the highest-rated show in first-run syndication for the past five seasons and currently, in its 19th season, is averaging 10.3 million viewers. JUDGE JUDY has been the #1 court show for 969 consecutive weeks.