Jerry Springer’s New Reality: A “Judge Jerry” Court Show

The syndicated show will premier in the fall of 2019.

Iconic television host Jerry Springer discusses 25 years of his TV show at AOL Build at AOL Studios In New York on May 19, 2016. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Jerry Springer is going from trashy daytime talk show host to courtroom judge.

The TV veteran will star in Judge Jerry, a court show distributed by NBC Universal, Variety reported.

The news of Springer’s new show comes some six months after production of his long-running spectacle, the Jerry Springer Show, ended. The former mayor of Cincinnati helmed that show for 27 years.

Judge Jerry will merge Jerry’s talent for connecting with people, his incredibly relatable and funny personality and his legal training and governing experience to bring viewers a more entertaining court show,” executive Vice President of creative affairs for NBCUniversal, Tracie Wilson, said. “We are so happy to continue our fantastic partnership with Jerry, who is a proven TV icon with a dedicated and broad fan base.”

In the new hour-long show has sold, Springer will preside over legal disputes much like the loved programming led by TV courtroom officials Jude Judy and Judge Mathis.  On the show, he will “render a verdict with a fair yet firm hand and always leave litigants with a dose of classic Springer wisdom.”

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