'The Jerry Springer Show', symbol of trash TV, set to end

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(FILES) In this file photo TV host Jerry Springer attends the Ripple Of Hope Gala at The New York Marriott Marquis on December 3, 2012 in New York City. TV show symbol of the trash TV, filled with expletives, vulgarities and physical confrontations, the Jerry Springer Show will stop, after 27 years on the air, at the end of its contract with the group NBCUniversal, has learned Thursday AFP from concordant sources. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America/AFP

June 15, 2018
(AFP) - "The Jerry Springer Show", which became a symbol of low brow television with its on-air fights, swearing and infidelity revelations, is set to end after a 27-year-run, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

The show is being bought from NBC Universal by CW, the joint enterprise between CBS and Warner Bros, which intends to show re-runs but has no plans to commission new episodes.

Launched in 1991, "The Jerry Springer Show" began life as an ordinary talk show focusing on social issues and US politics, led by the-then mild mannered lawyer and former politician Springer, who briefly served as the mayor of Cincinnati in 1977.

But in an effort to boost ratings, the son of Jewish German immigrants switched things up dramatically after a few years, focusing on salacious and outrageous content.

In most episodes, guests came to talk about family problems and expose adultery and other transgressions.

Springer would try hard to mediate but the encounters often ended up in fisticuffs, with guests being held back by security guards.

In the late 1990s the show topped the daytime television ratings in the US, beating out even Oprah.

In this decade, the show has drawn less attention but will still seen in most of America.