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It's The End Of The Road For 'Judge Joe Brown' - Won't Return For Another Season

by Tambay A. Obenson
March 26, 2013 5:28 PM
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I had no idea this was still on. Who's a fan?

If you are, you probably won't be too pleased to learn that, after 15 years in syndication, CBS Television Distribution is saying goodnight for good to Judge Joe Brown.

"Judge Joe Brown will not be returning for another season. We would like to thank Joe for 15 great years, as well as executive producer John Terenzio and the entire staff for all their hard work and dedication to the show," said a spokesperson for CBS Television Distribution in a statement.

Broadcasting Cable is reporting that CBS TV Distribution and Judge Brown couldn't reach an agreement on what Brown should be paid, which would reportedly have been less than previous seasons.

The programs ratings were in decline, which CBS likely used to justify the pay-cut.

Although Brown isn't alone, as ratings on all similar courtroom reality shows are down year to year - except for Judge Judy, which is also a CBS Television Distribution program.

Judge Brown and his team are said to have been meeting with other distributors recently, including Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios. But no word on what came of those meetings. 

Judge Joe Brown premiered in September 1998, and has been the second-highest rated court show, behind just Judge Judy, since its premiere.

Bye Judge Brown.

Will you miss him?

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  • getthesenets | March 26, 2013 9:57 PMReply

    my favorite judge came from an album skit

    Judge-"The jury has found you guilty of being a white bread redneck chicken sh_t, MFer

    defendant"hey..that's a lie..that's a g damn lie"

    J"get him out of here"

    D" I want justice"

    J"" get him the f out of this courtroom and out my face"

    "D"I want justiceeeeeeeeeeeeee, I want justiceeeeee. F you, you Black MFerrrrrrrrrrrrr"


    Mike Epps does a standout bit in his standup (in Detroit) about TV judges.....he roasts Judge Brown pretty well with his impersonation......

  • ellis | March 26, 2013 8:47 PMReply

    Bring back Judge Hatchet - she was the bomb!

  • Miles Ellison | March 26, 2013 8:20 PMReply

    Viewers of daytime TV will have to get their judicial blackface somewhere else. Judge Mathis is still on.

  • CC | March 26, 2013 8:47 PM

    Man you need to quit! What are you implying by "judicial blackface"? Joe Brown is an honorable man who deserves more respect. I've watched the show, nothing... I repeat, NOTHING is remotely connected to ANYTHING related to blackface.

    Seriously man, is Judge Judy or JUDGE MARIA LOPEZ or Judge Mathis or Judge Alex practicing judicial blackface? Please come back and explain yourself or you've sunk to an all time low.

  • sosgemini | March 26, 2013 7:37 PMReply

    20 million? The brother was getting 20 million!!! Good for him. Never even knew this show existed but good for him. LOL

  • getthesenets | March 26, 2013 5:48 PMReply

    15 years?

    Gotta ask?

    Is that the longest running "Black" nationally syndicated show?

    or is it one of byron allen's shows?

  • getthesenets | March 26, 2013 9:41 PM


    thanks...forgot all about Soul Train

    only long running show I could think of was "Like It Is"
    and that only ran in NYC area

  • theyounglion | March 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    I think that distinction belongs to Soul Train. It ran in national syndication for something like 36 or 37 years. Also, I think Soul Train wasn't only the longest-running "black" syndicated show, but THE longest-running syndicated show.

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