After having his wildly outrageous talk show, The Jerry Springer show, come to an end after 27 years, Jerry Springer is returning to television in a more civilized manner.
The TV talk show host has a new show called “Judge Jerry.” The new court show will have Jerry Springer sitting on the bench as litigants share their woes with the judge.
‘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,” said Tracie Wilson, exec VP of creative affairs for NBCUniversal Television Distribution. “We are so happy to continue our fantastic partnership with Jerry, who is a proven TV icon with a dedicated and broad fan base.”
While many of you may be wondering what makes Jerry qualified to sit on the bench, the legal eagle was a practicing lawyer for over 15 years and a partner at his law firm and held the position of mayor of Cincinnati.
“For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable,” Jerry said in a statement. “My career is coming full circle and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years.”
“Judge Jerry” is slated premiere in the fall of 2019 and will be taped in front of a live studio audience.
Jury is out on whether or not Judge Judy has anything to worry about.