Could the days of Jerry Springer be over? The CW has recently made a syndication deal to pick up the series starting this fall, but as of now they will only be airing pre-taped episodes and repeats. According to TVLine, The Jerry Springer Show has ceased production of new episodes. The network is said to still be considering ordering new episodes down the line in their multi-year deal. But at this moment, the show has finished filming.
The 74-year-old Springer started his career as a lawyer and then working as a political campaign adviser for Robert F. Kennedy. After Kennedy’s assassination, Springer ran for congress but lost in a close race. He was then elected to the Cincinnati city council and was chosen as the city’s mayor for a year in 1977. In 1982 he tried to run for Ohio Governor but failed to get the Democratic nomination.
The Jerry Springer Show debuted in 1991 and quickly became notorious for its sensational topics, questionable guests, and likelihood of violence. He became synonymous with “TV trash”, which kept him from returning to politics after considering a run for senate in 2000 and 2004. But his over-the-top antics became popular, shooting his ratings up to the point he was topping The Oprah Winfrey Show at one point in the late ’90s. The series has aired more than 3,800 episodes in its 27-year run.