October 18, 2021

‘Judge Judy’ Bailiff Petri Hawkins Byrd Was Not Asked To Join New Show

Longtime Decide Judy bailiff Petri Hawkins Byrd mentioned there’s a cause why he is not going to seem on Decide Judy Shineland’s new present, and it’s a easy one. He was by no means requested. Including insult to damage, he discovered concerning the new IMDB present throughout her March 2020 look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, identical to everybody else. 

In an unique interview with Leisure Weekly, Byrd mentioned there was no dialogue throughout the twenty fifth and remaining season a couple of new function within the upcoming present Judy Justice. 

“My assumption is if you were going on to do something else, that you were at least going to ask me if I wanted to have the opportunity to audition for the role,” he mentioned. 

After manufacturing ended for the ultimate season, Byrd was not centered on work. His spouse, Makita Bond-Byrd, who served as a longtime Decide Judy producer, was scheduled for mind surgical procedure after ending her third spherical of chemotherapy. However he did attain out to the decide ultimately.

“It wasn’t until July that I called the judge and asked, ‘Hey, should I look for something else or am I included in the Judy Justice project?’” he requested.

That’s when Shineland knowledgeable him that he wouldn’t be included within the new present. He didn’t ask why, however she mainly instructed him they introduced on a brand new bailiff for much less cash. Byrd was not given the chance to take a pay lower to work on Judy Justice. As a substitute, Shineland’s private safety guard, Kevin Rasco, will function the brand new bailiff. 

“Byrd is terrific, and we had a great 25-year run,” Shineland mentioned in an announcement by way of a spokesperson Friday. “This is a whole new program with a whole new cast and an exciting energy.”

However Byrd stays optimistic about his future. “I just know that God has something else for me,” the previous bailiff mentioned.