After nearly three decades on his always iconic — and, yes, always wild! — self-titled talk show, Jerry Springer says he and his team were wrapping up.
"We did the regular show — 'regular' show, it was the most irregular show!" Jerry jokes to Rach. "But I did the show for 27 years, and we were just about ending it, because we don't need to make anymore. There are 5,000 episodes."
Then came another offer, for a completely new show: the newly-launched "Judge Jerry," in which the law school-educated talk show host actually tries his hand at being a true judge.
Which, as it turns out, is quite different from his previous role as a mediator of some of the most outrageous domestic disputes to hit the daytime TV.
"What's different with the judge show is that I have to be serious at the end!" he says. "Even though I joke around during the trial, whatever decision I make, they can't appeal it. So I have to be serious at the end. They're the same disputes [that might have appeared on 'The Jerry Springer Show'], but these are real cases that they filed, and now they want some remedy."
And Judge Jerry is giving them just that! Watch the video above for more from Jerry's chat with Rach, and watch Judge Jerry in action with members of our studio audience here.