After 4,000 episodes, a halt for Jerry Springer's show
Posted: 9:08 AM, Jun 21, 2018
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<p>BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 04: TV personality Jerry Springer attends BritWeek "An Evening With Piers Morgan, In Conversation With Jackie Collins" benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Champneys For BritWeek)</p>
NEW YORK (AP) - Somehow it doesn't seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly.
There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with little fanfare this week that after more than 4,000 episodes, Springer will stop making new ones.
"The Jerry Springer Show" won't disappear. NBC Universal said this week that the CW and other networks that have bought the show in syndication will air reruns of the slugfest starting next fall.
At its heyday in the 1990s, Springer challenged Oprah Winfrey for daytime TV supremacy.
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