The long-running TV show ran for a total of 4,000 episodes

The Jerry Springer Show has been cancelled after 27 years on the air.

The series was hosted by former politician Springer and was first broadcast in 1991.

Now, The Associated Press reports that NBC Universal decided to quietly cancel the show this month. No announcement was made by the network, but producers said there was the “possibility” of more original shows in the future.

Reruns of old episodes will continue to air in some areas of the US. Springer has yet to comment on the cancellation, but told Entertainment Tonight of the reruns: “A deal has been made with The CW and so our show will be on in most cities twice a day. It will be mostly from the shows we’ve done, so every once in a while you’ll be seeing shows where I look a lot younger.”

He also said he had had discussions about other “possible television projects”, but he didn’t know if he could “maintain this schedule … that has been insane for all these years.”

The 74-year-old fronted 4,000 episodes of The Jerry Springer Show, which featured guests airing their problems in relationships and family life in front of a live studio audience. The official website currently asks visitors, among other things: “Do you have a ratchet person interfering in your relationship? Are you ready to turn up and get lit and confront somebody on The Jerry Springer Show?”

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