Jerry Springer is returning to daytime TV, and has inked a deal with NBC for a new show, “Judge Jerry,” that will feature the veteran talk show host as a judge in a courtroom.
Springer earned a law degree from Northwestern University in 1968, and went on to have a career in politics, including a stint as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, before landing his longtime talk show gig as the host of the “Jerry Springer Show” in 1991.
“For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable,” Springer said in a press release. “My career is coming full circle and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years.”
“Judge Jerry” is expected to premiere in the fall of 2019 and will be taped in front of a live studio audience.
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