‘The Jerry Springer Show” can be completed.
“The Jerry Springer Show” is the closing of the store, perhaps for good.
Multiple reports say that the NBC Universal’s syndicated daytime talk show, which deals with the more provocative content than the typical daytime rate, has stopped the production as the reps move to The CW in the fall.
According to Deadline, The CW struck a multi-year deal with the show that will allow it to broadcast repeats. If the network decides it is earned, can the greenlight to production on new episodes at any time. However, it can just as well stick with the back-catalogue of repetitions and let “The Jerry Springer Show” here-and-now.
The move comes after the “Springer” contemporaries “Maury” and “The Steve Wilkos Show” were recently updated. Hosted by former politician Jerry Springer, the show is often referred to as “trash TV” and a “guilty pleasure” for the frequent use of the outrageous guests and low-brow storylines.
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the show was at its peak in the late ‘ 90 and maintained a comfortable audience in the beginning of the years 2000. Those numbers have dipped as of late. In 2009, “Springer” moved the production to Stamford, Connecticut, where he drew an average of 1.7 million viewers. This is no easy feat in a market which is dominated by shows hosted by more family-friendly personalities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, and Rachel Ray.
If “The Jerry Springer Show” ends up closing the shop for good as a result of its move to The CW, it will run for 28 seasons and an astonishing 3,800 episodes since its debut in 1991.