After nearly 30 years on television, 'The Jerry Springer Show' looks like it's finally coming to an end.
The long-running daytime chatshow that featured such episodes this very season like "Stripper Takedown" and "Mission: Destroy Her!" became part of the cultural lexicon in the '90s for its raucous, over-the-top antics and truly unhinged guests - all topped off by Jerry's Final Thoughts and the security team led by Steve Wilkos.
According to THR, the staff on the show have effectively been told to start looking for new jobs as the station group haven't ordered a pickup for a new season of the show - instead only striking a deal for repeats of the show on US channel The CW. Out of the original crop of TV daytime chat-shows, Springer has been the lone remaining figure as the likes of Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake and Sally Jessy Raphael have all fallen by the wayside.
The aforementioned Steve Wilkos eventually got his own show, whilst Maury Povich came after Springer et al. For a time in the late '90s, 'The Jerry Springer Show' even supplanted Oprah Winfrey's show in the ratings and became as much a part of pop culture as anything going, with parodies turning up in the likes of 'Austin Powers' and music videos from Eminem.
Springer, now 74, hasn't confirmed or denied THR's story as of yet, and there's been no official confirmation on it either - so, ultimately, it's anyone's guess as to what happens next. In the meantime, let's leave you with this little ditty.