The Jerry Springer show ended its nearly three-decade run on July 2018. However, the host’s career is far from over.
Variety reports that Springer will star on Judge Jerry, which is slated to premiere in Fall 2019 and will tape in front of a live audience.
“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,” Tracie Wilson, executive VP of creative affairs for NBCUniversal Television Distribution, told Variety. “We are so happy to continue our fantastic partnership with Jerry, who is a proven TV icon with a dedicated and broad fan base.”
The new hour-long courtroom series joins shows like Judge Judy and People’s Court. Jerry Springer promises to “render a verdict with a fair yet firm hand and always leave litigants with a dose of classic Springer wisdom.”
“For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable,” he told Variety. “My career is coming full circle and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years.”