Former talk show host Jerry Springer is returning to daytime syndication and is reteaming with NBCUniversal TV Distribution for a foray into a new genre. Springer is set to take the gavel and the bench in Judge Jerry, a daily, first-run half-hour court program from NBCUniversal Television Distribution. It will debut in national syndication in fall 2019 and has been sold in 75% of the U.S. to stations from such station groups as Tribune, Sinclair, Weigel, Hearst, Cox, Sun Beam, Block, Raycom, Tegna, Scripps, Meredith, Capital and more.
Springer, who has a J.D. degree from Northwestern University & worked for 2 law firms before transitioning to politics & then TV, hosted the long-running daytime confrontational talk show The Jerry Springer Show, which ended this summer after 27 seasons.
Fall 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most competitive in years for new syndicated show launches with a slew of high-profile newcomers, including several talk shows such as a Kelly Clarkson-hosted one from NBCU, as well as talkers hosted by Tamron Hall and Mel Robbins. There is also a RuPaul talk show project targeted for next fall that has yet to find a home, and the Fox stations are testing a Dr. Steve Perry talk show in January.
“After explaining the meaning of my song ‘Four Letter Word’ on stage during this tour, the love & support I have received has been overwhelming. Thank you," she wrote. "I was told 4 years ago I won’t be able to have children. I was also told I would need a hysterectomy immediately and to be put on medication. I refused the hysterectomy & I’m off all medication through natural medicine & diet change. I haven’t given up hope. I'm doing all I can to make it happen the best way my body will allow.”
The singer used her platform to shine a light on how common fertility issues are, adding: "Millions of women go through a tough and emotional journey to motherhood. It's something that needs to be spoken about openly. It’s taken me a long time to be open. It’s it’s my truth. And when I put it in my music it’s out there. My journey is just one in millions that exist. I stand with you ladies. Strong in our emotional pain. To turn it into joy.”
She also offered encouragement for other women struggling to conceive. "I will be a mother," she wrote. "As will you. I believe in miracles. But if it doesn’t happen naturally. Then that wasn’t meant to be the journey. But a mother is within all of us. That inspires every day. We are strong! Time will tell."
Going by recent reports, there probably won’t be a Deadpool 3, but even if that hypothetical sequel ever does go into production, T.J. Miller apparently won’t be involved.
The former Silicon Valley star played Wade Wilson’s best friend Weasel in the first two Deadpool movies, with the second instalment drawing some criticism for failing to cut out the actor in the wake of sexual assault allegations. After those accusations surfaced, Miller’s reputation faltered further when he was arrested on the charge of calling in a fake bomb threat while riding an Amtrak train. If convicted, the comedian could face up to five years in prison.