Investigation Discovery Signs On The Reigning King Of Sensational Daytime
Television, Jerry Springer, As Host Of New Series TABLOID
- TABLOID to Premiere on Investigation Discovery in 1Q 2014 -
NEW YORK, April 4, 2013
NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scandalous headlines. Surreal
true-life stories. Who doesn't scan the supermarket tabloids in the checkout
line? Investigation Discovery (ID) introduces TABLOID, a new weekly series
guaranteed to satisfy inquiring minds. Hosted by the Emmy Award-winning king
of tabloid television, Jerry Springer, TABLOID peels back the curtain to probe
the most bizarre larger-than-life stories you can't possibly imagine. With an
initial run of ten, one-hour episodes co-produced by Radley Studios and
Espiritus Productions, TABLOID will premiere on ID in 1Q 2014.
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"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," said Henry Schleiff, president and
general manager, Investigation Discovery. "A credit to his overwhelming appeal
to our largely female audience, Jerry's syndicated series is in its 22^nd
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."
Springer, who's no stranger to the sensational, brings more than 20 years of
experience working with over-the-top characters. Baring all of the twists and
turns, and macabre motivations behind eye-catching headlines, TABLOID unearths
the most mind-blowing headlines in the supermarket tabloids, exposing the
biggest stories of the day.
"The thing I like best about television is the opportunity to tell
stories...stories that cover the entire range of human experiences and
emotions," said Springer. "TABLOID gives me another chance to do just that,
and I can't wait to get started."
TABLOID is produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Studios and
Espiritus Productions. Brandon Hill and Chad Itskowitz are executive producers
for RadleyStudios, and Bill Katz is executive producer for Espiritus
Productions. For Investigation Discovery, Pamela Deutsch is executive
producer; Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production; Kevin Bennett is
general manager; and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on
television and America's favorite "guilty pleasure." From harrowing crimes and
salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries
that result, ID challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and
the human condition. ID delivers the highest-quality programming to 82million
U.S. households with viewer favorites that include On the Case with Paula
Zahn; Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda; Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?;
Disappeared; Stalked: Someone's Watching; and Redrum. For more information,
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