"The Jerry Springer Show," a mainstay of popular culture, returns for its 21st season. Bringing viewers the outrageous guests they've come to expect, as well as some new twists on topics and even more wild relationships, the new season will continue the show's tradition of never being complacent and always being full of surprises.
The 2011-2012 season promises more irreverent Springer-style storytelling and antics from some of America's most colorful characters. This season, "The Jerry Springer Show" continues its "Old School Springer," with a focus on the guests, the stories and most importantly on Jerry.
Having debuted on Sept. 20, 1991, and seen on nearly 200 U.S. TV stations, "Springer" remains hugely popular and has outlasted 71 talk shows (including Oprah). With over 2.1 million daily viewers, “The Jerry Springer Show” attracts a wide audience of both men and women, and draws in the highest concentration of Men 18-49 and Men 25-54 among all syndicated talk shows. Jerry Springer finished the 2010/11 season delivering strong 7% year-to-year ratings growth among Households and Total Viewers. This makes the second season in a row that Jerry Springer has delivered year-to-year growth.
A hit in the international marketplace, "Springer" is seen in numerous countries, including England, Japan, Australia, Italy, the Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Hungary, Hong Kong, Portugal, Serbia and South Africa.
Springer's worldwide appeal and status as a cultural icon has catapulted his popularity all over the globe, even inspiring an award-winning opera in the UK, "Jerry Springer: The Opera." Springer was a fan favorite on "Dancing With The Stars," finishing in the top five and his increasing popularity led to him hosting NBC's primetime hit "America's Got Talent" in 2008. Currently, he is hosting the new GSN game show, "Baggage" as well as "America's Got Talent LIVE at Casear’s Palace in Vegas."