After nearly three decades of massive success on daytime television, television talk-show host Jerry Springer has decided to call it quits. The 74-year-old legend shared the news via news networks leaving fans in utter disbelief.
The Jerry Springer Show has had a very successful run with more than 4,000 episodes. After developing a cult following with just a handful of seasons, the show has been running for a minimum of two shows a day for the last 27 years.
The Jerry Springer Show first aired in 1991 and was originally intended to be focused on issues such as politics and religion, however, the ratings weren’t promising so NBC made an immediate change.
The show was quickly turned into an expose-all show which cultivated enormous drama and hysteria. The show’s ratings went through the roof and “Jerry Springer” quickly became a household name.
At 74 years old, the show has surely taken a toll on the host but nonetheless, ending the era of Jerry Springer is sad. Jerry commented on the show's cancellation with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Fraizer: “We've stopped production of the show…Whenever you make changes, it's sad.”
NBC has hoped to uplift fans with the news that the show will not be taken off the air and that the network will be running reruns for the unseeable future. With more than 4,000 shows to choose from, fans will be given the chance to relive several fan-favorites from the season.
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