Jerry Springer is back with all the muck that's fit to rake!
Springer has signed on to host 'Tabloid' on Investigation Discovery, a TMZ-like series that will collect all of the dirt and gossip of the tabloid newsrack at your local supermarket. 'Tabloid' is "guaranteed to satisfy inquiring minds," according to an ID press release.
Beyond mere celebrity muck-raking, 'Tabloid' seems poised to include the sort of wild wonders one would expect on the cover of the National Enquirer. Indeed, 'Tabloid' promises "bizarre larger-than-life stories you can’t possibly imagine." The unscripted series (though I would hesitate to call it 'reality') is slated for an initial order of ten episodes, airing weekly on ID.
Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery, weighed in on the decision to bring former talk-show host Jerry Springer on board for 'Tabloid:'
"There really was no other choice for this series other than the king of daytime talk himself, Jerry Springer, to complement ID’s incredible stories of revenge, betrayal and real-life drama. A credit to his overwhelming appeal to our largely female audience, Jerry’s syndicated series is in its 22nd season and still going strong. We are thrilled to welcome him to the ID family, and excited to have him guide our viewers through the twisted turns behind the eye-catching headlines in 'Tabloid.'"
Springer brings decades of television experience with him to ID, as well as a recognizable name, face and voice that could bring new viewers to the specialty network. When asked about his new role on 'Tabloid,' Springer underscored his love for telling stories; it seems he's found the right home for telling the sort of story you won't find anywhere else.