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The talk show veteran is 74-years-old, possibly making the temporary cancellation of new episodes more likely to push him to retire from daily television.

 

After nearly three decades of infidelity, illegitimate children, broken homes, proposals, and divorces, The Jerry Springer Show is ceasing production. The favorite program of daytime viewers (i.e., the unemployed, self-employed, and cracker crumb covered sick tweens home from school across the world), which debuted in 1991 and birthed the ever generous phrase “trash television,” has stopped filming new episodes and will air reruns/pre-taped episodes on the CW from here on out, Deadline reports.

In its 27-year existence, Jerry Springer has aired 28 seasons—that’s more than 3,800 episodes. The peak of the program was two decades ago, 1997-1998, when it out performed The Oprah Winfrey Show in ratings.

However! The CW’s multi-year (??) deal allows the network to commission new Springer episodes in the future. But with both Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show recently renewed, is it necessary?

 

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Article Courtesy of Jezebel

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Second Picture Courtesy of Ian West – PA Images and Getty Images

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