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‘Judge Judy’ To Preside On TV For 2 More Years

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Judge Judy attends the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Judge Judy attends the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — Judge Judy fans have reason to throw down the gavel and celebrate. The feisty television judge will be presiding on television for two more years.

Judy Sheindlin and CBS Television Distribution said Monday that the former New York state judge has signed on for two more years of “Judge Judy.” It’s one of the top daytime TV shows, seen by roughly 10 million people each episode.

It airs every weekday in South Florida on CBS4 at 4:00 p.m.

Her current contract runs through 2015, and the new deal extends her through 2017. That would give her 21 years on the air, which she compared Monday to a winning hand in blackjack.

Sheindlin, who is 70, gave no indication that she has plans to retire.

A spokesman had no comment on whether Sheindlin will be getting a raise from her reported $45 million annual salary.

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