Judge Judy has made his decision: Officer Byrd is out.
Petri Hawkins Byrdthe longtime bailiff for Judge Judy was not asked to continue to serve as Judge Judy’s courtroom officer when Judy Sheindlin’s new show, Judy Justicewhich premieres November 1 on IMDB TV.
told Byrd Weekly entertainment that he was left out of discussions about the new show. He had served as Sheindlin’s bailiff ever since Judge Judy premiered in 1996.
“My assumption is that if you were to do something else, you would at least ask me if I would have the opportunity to audition for the role,” Byrd said.
Byrd was apparently kept out of the loop about the new show. He found out Judy Justice when Sheindlin published the announcement Ellen DeGeneres Show in March 2020.
During the pandemic, Sheindlin worked on Judge Judy of New York while Byrd and the production team were in Los Angeles. The show, in its 25th and final season, ended in April.
At that point, Byrd turned his full attention to his wife, See Bond-Byrd, who was scheduled for brain surgery to remove a tumor and had just completed a third round of chemotherapy. The outlet said 95 percent of the tumor was successfully removed.
He said: “It was not until July that I called the judge and asked, ‘Hello, should I look for something else, or am I included in the Judy Justice project?'”, Adding that she informed him that he “was not asked to join the project.”
Sheindlin told him his salary would be too high even if he was not given the opportunity to accept a pay cut.
“I’m like if I did something wrong or offended you or brought shame to the show, or if I was involved in several scandals during the 25 years we were together, then I might understand why you did not want to bother it. last, “Byrd said.
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Sheindlin, who has a new bailiff to replace Byrd, issued a statement on Byrd’s removal: “Byrd is fantastic and we had a fantastic 25-year run. This is a brand new program with a brand new cast and an exciting energy . “
Byrd seems to be taking it in stride as he looks for new opportunities. So far, he has performed in the soap opera during the day The bold and the beautifulaccording to TV Insider. He portrayed a minister who married a couple in the August 5 episode. He has also done voiceover.