‘Springer’ Re-Ups With NBCU for Multiyear Deal

Jan 16, 2006  •  Post A Comment

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has signed Jerry Springer to a new multiyear contract and has renewed his syndicated strip “The Jerry Springer Show” in more than 85 percent of the country through the 2006-07 TV season.

Barry Wallach, president of NBCU Domestic Television Distribution, made the announcement Monday.

Mr. Springer, whose talk show is currently in its 15th season, will host the show for an undisclosed number of seasons under his NBCU deal. For the upcoming season, “The Jerry Springer Show” has been renewed in 45 of the top 50 markets and on stations in Tribune, Sinclair, Fox, Granite, Hearst-Argyle, Raycom, Emmis, LIN and Clear Channel station groups.

Mr. Springer, a former mayor of Cincinnati, at one point was considering running for a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio. “Now that I’ve decided not to run for political office, I look forward to continuing to host the television show,” Mr. Springer said in a press release.

“Springer” has been renewed on 16 Tribune stations through the 2006-07 season, including WPIX-TV in New York, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, WPHL-TV in Philadelphia, KDAF-TV in Dallas, WLVI-TV in Boston and WBDC-TV in Washington. Sinclair Broadcasting has renewed the show in 27 markets, including WBFF-TV/WNUV-TV in Baltimore, WPGH-TV in Pittsburgh, WLFL-TV in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., WZTV-TV in Nashville and WTTE-TV in Columbus, Ohio.