The new syndicated program being built around daytime TV veteran Jerry Springer, targeted to launch in fall 2019, has reportedly been sold to stations covering 75% of the U.S. television market.
As we reported previously, the new series, “Judge Jerry,” will see Springer move behind the bench as a TV judge. Springer, 74, is a former attorney, news anchor and politician, including a stint as mayor of Cincinnati in the 1970s.
Springer’s current show, “The Jerry Springer Show,” is winding down next year after about 4,000 episodes. NBCUniversal, which distributes both the talk show and the new court show, stopped making new episodes of the talk show earlier this year.
TV station groups that have signed on for “Judge Jerry” reportedly include Tribune, Sinclair, Meredith, Weigel, Hearst, Cox, Scripps, Sun Beam, Block, Raycom, Tegna and Capital.