Investigation Discovery signs Jerry Springer to host new “Tabloid” series

“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.”

So said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery, in today’s announcement of the network’s signing of Jerry Springer to host the new series Tabloid, expected to premiere on ID in First Quarter 2014.

According to Investigation Discovery, Tabloid will peel back the curtain to go behind the scandalous headlines and surreal true-life stories you might read about in those tabloids that populate the supermarket checkout line. The series will have an initial run of 10, one-hour episodes.

“A credit to his overwhelming appeal to our largely female audience,” Schleiff continued, “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.”

Obviously, as host of the long-running The Jerry Springer Show, Jerry Springer is certainly no stranger to stories and personalities that tend toward the bizarre and tabloid-ish.

“The thing I like best about television is the opportunity to tell stories,” said Jerry Springer, “stories that cover the entire range of human experiences and emotions. Tabloid gives me another chance to do just that, and I can’t wait to get started.”