Judge Judith Sheindlin continues to throw the book at her syndicated competition. For the seventh week in a row, Judge Judy was the No. 1 regular weekday show. Classic game show Wheel of Fortune had the most total viewers for the week ending Oct. 13, while Dr. Phil was the most-watched syndicated daytime talk show. For the complete syndicated cable ratings, click here! READ MORE
Judge Judy may be one of the most successful women in daytime, but that doesn’t mean she can escape a lawsuit. According to TMZ, Judge Judy is being sued by the ex-wife of her producer Randy Douthit, who claims “the jurist and Douthit entered into a fraudulent scheme to screw her out of the china and flatware, which she values at $514,421.14.”
Judge Judy told TMZ
"I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don't owe this lady a cent. And if this 50-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits, we would all be a lot better off."
Syndicated daytime programs Judge Judy and The Doctors are both answering to new bosses. According to Broadcasting and Cable, Amy Freisleben has been named executive in charge of production at Judy. Meanwhile, Andrew Scher has been promoted from co-executive producer to executive producer at The Doctors.