Judge Joe Brown will be delivering his last verdict on TV this year. CBS has confirmed that the longest running African American TV Judge show has been cancelled after 15 years on air.
Judge Joe Brown could not come to an agreement with CBS over his $20-million salary. The no-non-sense judge reportedly asked for a bigger salary even though his show ratings were starting to decline. He was only second to Judge Judy in ratings.
He became famous after his presiding in the appeal of James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassin. The court show will continue to air original episodes and re-runs until September.