Among the new entries in this fall’s syndication market, probably none has a more recognizable presence in daytime TV than Jerry Springer, via his long-running in-your-face talk-fest “The Jerry Springer Show.” Skeptical viewers who think this new show’s courtroom setting is merely a stunt are mistaken: Springer actually holds a law degree from Northwestern University and worked at two legal firms early in his career before transitioning into politics, then television.
It’s probably a no-brainer, but expect music to play a big part in the proceedings as the three-time Grammy winner and former “American Idol” champion makes her first venture into the daytime talk show arena. Viewers also can look forward to guests with feel-good stories to share, as well as various games and surprises to keep things lively. The star admits she wasn’t looking to do a show like this, but producers came knocking once they saw what a warm and bubbly presence she was (and still is) on “The Voice.”
For her re-entry into daytime television, former “Today” co-host Tamron Hall understandably wants to put her own stamp on her new weekday talk show, but she’s happy if viewers are reminded of classic chat-fests once hosted by veterans Oprah Winfrey, Mike Douglas and Phil Donahue. Don’t expect “Tamron Hall” to be celebrity-driven, but rather a topical human-interest forum that explores issues as such prison reform, victims’ rights and crime, interacting with her studio audience.
No soap opera worthy of the genre would think of wrapping up a season without an explosive finale, and that’s exactly what’s promised by “A Perfect Storm,” in which a whole bunch of long-held secrets come spilling out. Danny’s (Lincoln Younes) true identity becomes known to his hotel colleagues, but Santiago (Demian Bichir) is distracted by some life-changing news he gets from Mrs. P (Wendy Raquel Robinson). As for the biggest mystery of the season, Sky’s fate finally is revealed.