January 17, 2006

‘Springer’ to return with multiyear pact

By Kimberly Speight

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After deciding not to
seek a return to political office, Jerry Springer has signed a
new multiyear deal to continue hosting his TV talk show.

"I truly enjoy doing it, (and) people seem to enjoy
watching it," Springer said in a statement issued Monday by the
show's syndicator, NBC Universal Domestic Television

The company said it has also renewed "The Jerry Springer
Show" in more than 85% of the country through the 2006-07
season, including 45 of the top 50 markets. Among the
top-market stations are WPIX New York and KTLA Los Angeles.

Springer, a former mayor of Cincinnati, recently considered
running for the office of U.S. senator from Ohio.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter