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Isn’t That Special? ‘Judge Judy’ Gets A Primetime Look

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Judge Judy Sheindlin Handles The Case Between Drummer Robert Williams And John Lydon (A.K.A. Johnny Rotten Of The Sex Pistols) In The Reality Television Courtroom Series 'Judge Judy', 11/24/97 Los Angeles, Ca. (credit: Getty Images)

Judge Judy Sheindlin Handles The Case Between Drummer Robert Williams And John Lydon (A.K.A. Johnny Rotten Of The Sex Pistols) In The Reality Television Courtroom Series ‘Judge Judy’, 11/24/97 Los Angeles, Ca. (credit: Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) —  Judge Judy is going primetime.

CBS announced Wednesday that TV judge Judith Sheindlin will be the focus of a one-hour special in May.

“Judge Judy Primetime” will chart the 71-year-old Sheindlin’s transition from a New York Family Court judge to the star of her top-rated courtroom show.

Her syndicated daytime series, “Judge Judy,” debuted in 1996.

The special also will include new cases and excerpts from past “60 Minutes” profiles on the no-nonsense Sheindlin, CBS said. “Judge Judy Primetime” is scheduled to air May 20 on CBS.

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