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Posted Monday 11/26/18 at 11:25AM EST
Jerry Springer's Judge Jerry court show announced for fall 2019
The news that Springer is headed back to daytime television comes six months after The Jerry Springer Show was canceled after a 27-year run. Springer is expected to return to many of the same stations that hosted his syndicated show. NBCUniversal has sold Judge Jerry to stations covering 75% of U.S. TV households. "For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable," said Springer, who earned his J.D. degree from Northwestern University and previously worked as a lawyer. "My career is coming full circle, and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years." NBCUniversal said Judge Jerry will be a traditional court show, in which Springer will “render a verdict with a fair yet firm hand and always leave litigants with a dose of classic Springer wisdom.” New York Post first reported plans for Judge Jerry last month. Variety said the new show is "an effort to NBCUniversal to capitalize on Springer’s popularity in a new format that may not be as much of a turn-off to major advertisers."
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 1:33PM EDT
Jerry Springer is getting a Judge Jerry daytime courtroom show
Source: New York Post
The former host of The Jerry Springer Show is expected to return to daytime TV next fall for a courtroom show that handles small-claims cases, according to The New York Post. NBCUniversal is producing the series that will feature the 74-year-old Springer, a former attorney who graduated from Northwestern University's law school, in a black robe behind a desk. The Post reports Judge Jerry is "expected to incorporate some elements of his notoriously rowdy current program, including a raucous, fist-pumping studio audience breaking into chants of 'Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!' and Springer ending the show with his signature line, 'Take care of yourself, and each other.'” The Jerry Springer Show was canceled earlier this year, ending its 27-year run in July.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
It makes sense that The Jerry Springer Show wouldn't survive the Trump presidency
"Who needs to watch the actual show when we're currently living in a Springer hellscape?" says Matt Miller. "RIP Springer, and thank you for ushering in our current dystopia."
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
The Jerry Springer Show's future is in limbo
Jerry Springer's long-running TV show, which premiered in 1991, has ceased production and will only air pre-taped episodes when it moves to The CW this fall. Unless The CW orders new episodes, the Springer show is done filming.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Former TV producer for Jerry Springer and Rosie O'Donnell accused of killing her sister
Source: Los Angeles Times
Veteran daytime TV producer Jill Blackstone has been arrested for the murder of her deaf and partially blind sister, Wendy Blackstone, who died in 2015 of a combination of carbon monoxide poisoning and Xanax. Blackstone, who also served as a producer on Sally Jesse Raphael and Divorce Court, was taken into custody Wednesday night by Baltimore police and is facing extradition to Los Angeles.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Jerry Springer: The Opera returns to New York City, but it's "stuck in a damning time warp"
Source: The Daily Beast
The British musical based on The Jerry Springer Show premiered way back in 2003, and its tap-dancing Ku Klux Klan and reveling in "chicks with a d*ck" seems to be out of place in 2018. "Regardless of the language, or the musical’s ranging moral compass, Jerry Springer: The Opera’s biggest problem is now time, and being outpaced by it," says Tim Teeman. "To run the show now, without mention of Donald Trump, without any recognition of the political and cultural landscape of now, almost invalidates it. We are told it is set 'sometime in the fairly recent past.' You wouldn’t know it."
Posted Thursday 8/31/17 at 4:54AM EDT
Jerry Springer is reportedly considering a run for Ohio governor
Source: New York Post
“There have been (those) who have asked him to run for governor, and he is considering it and will decide that pretty soon,” says Jene Galvin, who hosts a weekly podcast with Springer, the former mayor of Cincinnati.
Posted Thursday 8/17/17 at 10:16PM EDT
A&E’s Cultureshock docuseries will look back on pop-culture’s watershed moments, from Jerry Springer to Chris Rock
Entertainment Weekly and Morgan Spurlock are teaming up on the eight-episode series. Each hour will be directed by somebody notable. For instance, W. Kamau Bell will look back at how Chris Rock changed the face of comedy with 1996’s Bring the Pain. (Rock produced Bell’s FXX talk show.)