After hosting the ‘Jerry Springer’ show for 27 years, the former Mayor of Cincinnati has a new gig. The British born talk show host will be getting a new show distributed by ‘NBC Universal’. The show, ‘Judge Jerry’ is set to premier in the spring of 2019. The show will be an hour, and has already been sold to markets covering roughly 75% of the US viewing TV audience. The ‘Jerry Springer Show’ stopped filming over 6 months ago. The new show will air on many of the same stations the former show played on.
A statement from production read,” ‘Judge Jerry’ will merge Jerry’s talent for connecting with people. His incredibly relateable and funny personality and his legal training and governing experience to bring viewers a more entertaining court show. We are happy to continue our fantastic partnership with Jerry, who is a proven TV icon, with a dedicated and broad fan base.” The network is banking on the fact that Springer’s built in fan base, will continue to watch him on the new court show. The former show, was riddled with controversy, for it’s salacious topics, and guests often having on air physical fights.
The new show say producers will be a court show that hears litigants from real cases that have been filed in courts around the country. Springer will hand out decisions, and give the guests a certain brand of ‘Springer wisdom’ that he is known for.’ Springer said of his new show, “For the first time in my life I’m going to be called honorable. My career is coming full circle and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years.” Springer earned a bachelors degree from Tulane University and a J.D. From Northwestern University in 1968. Springer was a practicing attorney from 1973 to 1985 in Ohio. He was a political consultant to Robert Kennedy shortly before he was assassinated in 1968.