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The ruling is in! Judge Judy celebrates $95M catalog sale, contract extension

Wonderwall logo Wonderwall 8/10/2017 Mark Gray

Judge Judy Sheindlin and her family had 95 million reasons to celebrate on Aug. 9, and they did!

The hard-nosed "Judge Judy" star sold her TV library to CBS for a reported $95 million. Sheindlin, 74, also extended her run to 2021.

Judge Judy aka Judith Sheindlin attends the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York City on April 17, 2012. © WENN Judge Judy aka Judith Sheindlin attends the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York City on April 17, 2012.

With her family in tow, the no-nonsense judge was seen leaving Milos in New York following a seemingly celebratory seafood dinner.

TMZ cameras caught her as she left. Asked if she ever thinks about slowing down or stopping, a smiling Judy told the cameraman, "You go until you stop."

The TV judge is already the highest-paid personality, pulling down a $47 million in annual salary. The show reportedly generates an estimated $160 million-$170 million a year for CBS in license fees and advertising sales. Perhaps CBS got a deal, too. Initially, Judy was seeking $200 million for the rights to her library.

The newly-sold catalog of "Judge Judy" contains 5,200 hours of episodes, which is particularly impressive when you take into account that there are only 8,760 hours in a year.

Asked if she had any advice for someone who wanted to binge watch all her episodes, she said, "Do it when you're sober."

Judge Judy Sheindlin poses for a photo on the set of her syndicated show "Judge Judy," Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at the Tribune Studios in Los Angeles. © DAMIAN DOVARGANES / Invision/AP Judge Judy Sheindlin poses for a photo on the set of her syndicated show "Judge Judy," Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, at the Tribune Studios in Los Angeles.

After the sale, Paul Franklin, president of CBS Television Distribution, said in a statement, "Judge Judy Sheindlin is one of the all-time great stars in the history of daytime television. She's been a part of the CBS family for over two decades and we wanted it to stay that way by acquiring her incredible library of episodes."

Related video: 14 Judge Judy Quotes Worth Repeating (via Vanity Fair) 

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