The long-running Jerry Springer Show, which first aired as a socially conscious, issues-driven show in 1991, but later morphed into the hottest mess ever seen on broadcast television, has ended production, according to reports.
Springer will now air re-runs on the CW Network.
The Jerry Springer Show became one of the most popular shows in TV history, largely on the strength of its trademark guests–people from across the country who came up with bizarre and often scripted “storylines”.
Folks also tuned in to see the fights, which used to be a lot juicier before the show started downplaying the importance of them.
At the peak of its popularity in the late 1990s, the show even gave birth to a major motion picture, “Ringmaster”.
Jerry Springer was the perfect host and ringmaster for such a show himself: a former Cincinnati councilman and mayor, Springer admitted to paying prostitutes by personal check in the early 1970s.
He was re-elected even after that admission.