Judge Mathis: The Court Series was canceled after 24 seasons, and it won’t be back for the 2023–24 season
The daytime television era has come to an end. After 24 seasons in first-run syndication, the television show Judge Mathis has been cancelled.
The television series Judge Mathis first aired in September 1999. It followed Judge Greg Mathis as he decided small claims cases from his studio courtroom at the NBC Tower in Chicago. Mathis is the second-longest serving judge in television court show history and a former judge of Michigan’s 36th District Court. He is three years behind Judge Judy and Judy Justice’s Judy Sheindlin.
Mathis won the 2018 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program, making him the longest-running Black male host on television. In November, Mathis tweeted that he had completed production on season 24 and has overseen more than 13,000 cases.
Changes and difficulties in the daytime syndication market have led to the Judge Mathis series’ cancellation. After 21 years, the end of Dr. Phil’s run was announced last month. Numerous other partnered educational series finished in 2022, including Dr. Oz, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Good Dish, Maury, The Real, and The Wendy Williams Show.
Judge Mathis is produced by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in collaboration with AND Syndicated Productions and Telepictures Productions.
After 26 seasons, the current version of The People’s Court, which is distributed by Warner Bros. as well, has also been cancelled.