via press release:
THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW CELEBRATES 20 CRAZY YEARS WITH SPECIAL TIMES SQUARE EXTRAVAGANZA
Stars Including Kim Kardashian, Kathy Griffin, The Ladies of “The View,” Maury Povich, “Dancing With The Stars,” Joy Behar, Steve Wilkos And Rachael Ray Congratulate Jerry On 20 Memorable Years
THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW: Wednesday, October 27 In National Syndication
STAMFORD, CT – October 22, 2010 – On Wednesday, October 27, host Jerry Springer celebrates the 20th anniversary of THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW in a special episode taped in Times Square in New York City.
In the past 20 years, over 30,000 guests have appeared on Jerry’s stage. From the man who married his horse…to the Kung Fu Hillbilly…to stripper love triangles. As Jerry likes to say, “You can’t make this stuff up!”
Accompanying Jerry for his 20th anniversary are two models, clad in sparkling gold dresses, and of course, the show’s favorite little person, “Sassy” Cassee, a past guest who was on the show as cupid for Valentine’s Day.
The crowd goes wild screaming the infamous “Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” chant as Jerry introduces the clips on several jumbotrons to the show’s “Best Fights,” “Sexiest Moments,” “Most Outrageous Guests,” “Best Transsexuals,” “Most Scandalous Family Secrets,” and “Best Food Fights” over the last 20 years.
Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Kathy Griffin, the Ladies of The View, Maury Povich, Rachael Ray, Joy Behar, the Dancing with the Stars cast, Steve Wilkos, Perez Hilton and Billy Bush congratulate Jerry on his 20 years of success.
When giving his final thought, Jerry said, “Thank you for the opportunity of doing this show for 20 years – and as long as I stay healthy and don’t hurt myself sliding down the pole at the beginning of each episode – I’ll continue doing it.”
THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW just began its 20th season in national syndication with its highest Household rating for a season premiere in three years--up +27% vs. last year’s season premiere. JERRY SPRINGER finished the 2009-10 season delivering spectacular year-to-year ratings growth among Households (+18%), Total Viewers (+22%, nearly 2 million a day), Women 18-34 (+17%), Women 18-49 (+33%) and Adults 18-34 (+20%).
THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW is taped in front of a live studio audience in Stamford, CT, and is distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Rachelle Wilkos is the Executive Producer.