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The Jerry Springer Show on That’s TV

June 2, 2023

That’s TV has announced it will broadcast episodes of The Jerry Springer Show as a tribute to the US talk show host who passed away in April.

The Jerry Springer Show has not been shown on any channel in the UK for over 5 years, although re-runs continue to be broadcast overseas. It will air daily from 10am on June 5th on the That’s TV channel which is available across the UK on Freeview, Sky and Freesat.

The Jerry Springer Show was produced by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios in the US from 1991 to 2018 and became a global phenomenon, broadcast in over 40 countries. In 1998 it was the highest-rating daytime talk show in the US, beating Oprah.

That’s TV has secured the rights to broadcast episodes from the 24th season of The Jerry Springer Show with such titles as My Stripper Sister Strikes Again, I Slept With Your Twin and Your Mom, and Cousin Will You Be My Girlfriend?

That’s TV Head of Programming, Kris Vaiksalu, commented: “Jerry Springer was a TV icon and a trailblazer for reality TV, showcasing real people and their lives. Jerry was widely applauded as a host because he was non-judgmental and good humoured. Throughout his life, Jerry spoke out for the marginalised and unrepresented. He once joked that he would end up in hell. However, speaking as someone who studied theology I see Springer as a modern-day prophet, with his famous Final Thought monologues promoting kindness and understanding.

Vaiksalu added: “That’s TV seeks to broadcast era-defining TV shows and there is no more iconic daytime TV show in the world than The Jerry Springer Show. The show was a mainstay of popular culture for three decades. Jerry will be remembered as the British-born superstar who redefined television. All of us who remember watching his shows were saddened to learn of his passing. That’s TV is proud to be able to pay tribute to such a remarkable personality by broadcasting a season of his world-famous shows.”

Springer himself said in one of this Final Thought sequences at the end of his show: “There’s never been a moment in the 25 years of doing this show that I ever thought I was better than the people who appear on our stage. I’m not better. Only luckier.”

Springer passed away in April aged 79 after a battle with cancer.

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