'Jeremy Kyle' to wrap U.S. run
Another new daytime talk show gets the boot
Another talk show has fallen in daytime's saturated market. First, "Anderson Live" revealed it will not return for a third season. Now, the confrontational, conflict talk show, "The Jeremy Kyle Show," has received the same fate. While Jeremy Kyle will continue to rule the U.K. daytime scene, he won't be returning for a third season in The States.
"We can confirm the U.S. version of 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' won't be returning for a third season," Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said in a release obtained by B&C. "This is in no way a reflection of the quality of the show. Backed by a first-rate production team, Jeremy was amazing and showed all of us why he is such a rock star in the U.K. Simply put, Jeremy is one of the best hosts we have ever seen, and we expect to see more of him on U.S. television in the years ahead. Unfortunately, talk shows like this simply take time to build and, while we were seeing ratings progress in many markets, it wasn't enough to justify going forward with another season."
The U.S. launched its version of "The Jeremy Kyle Show" last September, hoping to recreate the magic of the U.K.'s #1 daytime talk show. While fledgling talk show "Katie," "Steve Harvey," "The Jeff Probst Show" and "Ricki Lake" tend to be more celebrity and news driven, "The Jeremy Kyle Show" is more on par with another British newcomer import, "Trisha." It features relationships in crisis and relies on conflict resolution tools like lie-detector and DNA tests.
For those keeping score, the first talk show to fall this season was Anderson Cooper's "Anderson Live." As with "The Jeremy Kyle Show," Anderson which will finish out this season, but won't return for a third.
"The Jeremy Kyle Show" airs weekdays in syndication.
I do not want to listen to another person from "across the pond" or "down under" trying to fix us....that includes Gordon Ramsey and his show also. We already have too many talk shows on now.....I have gone back to listening to the radio during the day.....