Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, confirmed the sales level in a press release.
Springer will sit on the bench for the new daily, first-run half-hour court program airing on major stations across the country. Kerry Shannon, who previously served as executive producer of The Jerry Springer Show, will executive produce.
Leah Ponce and Joe Scott will also join the production team as the show’s co-executive producers. Both Ponce and Scott have extensive backgrounds in daytime court TV, having worked on Judge Judy, Hot Bench and Divorce Court.
“The combination of Jerry’s proven experience in broadcast television and his legal mind will make Judge Jerry like no other courtroom show on TV,” Shannon said. “I’m excited that Jerry’s fans will get to see him in a new role, presiding from the judge’s bench, as he rules each case with a fair but firm disposition that is uniquely Jerry.”
Judge Jerry will be taped in front of a live studio audience at the Stamford (CT) Media Center, which is also home to NBCU talk shows The Steve Wilkos Show and Maury. Judge Jerry is produced and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Television Distribution.