Jerry Springer will soon be holding court on daytime television.
The former Jerry Springer Show host has inked a deal with NBC Universal for a syndicated court show titled Judge Jerry.
“For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable,” Springer joked in a press release. “My career is coming full circle and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years.”
Springer’s latest television deal comes six months after production halted on his long-running daytime
talk show in June.
For those wondering how it’s possible to go from a salacious talk show to handling court cases, Springer earned a law degree from Northwestern University decades ago. He went on to become mayor of Cincinnati, and hosted his talk show for 27 years.
Judge Jerry is expected to premiere in the fall of 2019.