Daytime television will soon have a new syndicated TV judge, and this one has plenty of experience in daytime TV. The New York Post reports that Jerry Springer, 74, will host a new syndicated daytime courtroom show, “Judge Jerry.”
The report cites sources saying the show, produced by NBCUniversal, will handle small-claims cases.
“It’s targeted to premiere next fall, following the 28th and final season of Springer’s over-the-top daytime program, ‘The Jerry Springer Show,’ notorious for its outlandish segments — ‘I’m Happy I Cut off My Legs!,’ ‘You Slept with My Stripper Sister!’ — and fistfights between lowbrow guests,” The Post reports, noting that Springer’s show even inspired a musical, “Jerry Springer: The Opera.”
Springer, who’s a former attorney, news anchor and politician, will wear a judge’s robe and will be seated behind a desk on “Judge Jerry,” The Post reports.
“It’s 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 report adds.
The show is expected to run in the same time slots currently occupied by “Jerry Springer.”