That’s Judge Springer to you.
Jerry Springer, the host known for his zany, hair-pulling, furniture-tossing talk show, is returning to television with “Judge Jerry,” a new syndicated court show.
The half-hour show will launch next fall, and will be distributed by NBCUniversal to stations covering 75% of U.S. TV households.
“Judge Jerry” will be a traditional court show likely in the vein of “Judge Judy” or “The People’s Court,” with Springer, 74, presiding with a “fair yet firm hand,” according to NBCUniversal.
“For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable,” Springer 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.”
The one-time Cincinnati mayor earned a law degree from Northwestern University in 1968. He’s been hosting on TV since 1991.
His “Jerry Springer Show” ended production in June after nearly 30 years on the air and almost 4,000 episodes.