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Judge Judy extends deal through 2017

Judge Judy will be presiding on television for two more years.

Judy Sheindlin and CBS Television Distribution said Monday that the feisty former New York state judge has signed on for two more years of “Judge Judy.”

Her current contract runs through 2015, and the new deal extends her through 2017. Sheindlin, who is 70, gave no indication that she has plans to retire.

‘The Point’ pulled after single week

We’ll get to the point quickly: CNN’s new prime-time talk show is gone after a week.

CNN described “(Get to) The Point” as a one-week experiment in the 10 p.m. time slot. It featured Donny Deutsch and panelists chewing over the day’s news. But the Nielsen Co. said it averaged 268,000 viewers last week.

‘Bates,’ ‘Vikings’ get 2nd seasons

Norman Bates will continue to grow up on A&E.

The network on Monday picked up a second season of the drama series “Bates Motel,” which features a teenage Bates years before the events of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.

It will premiere in 2014, according to a news release.

Also seeing a second season will be historical drama “Vikings,” which airs on A&E sister network History. It will air in summer 2014, according to a news release.

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