VH1 reportedly plans The Springer Hustle, which follows Jerry Springer Show producers

VH1 has been filming The Springer Hustle, a reality series that follows life behind the scenes at The Jerry Springer Show, according to the New York Post.

Reportedly, “cameras have been recording for months the behind-the-scenes truth of how Jerry Springer’s outrageous TV show is put together,” showing how guests are “booked and prepared for their brief moment of tabloid TV stardom.”

An anonymous production source told the paper, “You’ll get a good idea about how they choose which guests they want and how those guests end up on stage.”

While Jerry Springer will appear, the primary cast are “the producers, who were recorded as they found the show’s guests who end up coming to blows – or at least tearing each other’s shirts off.” Those people include “Annette – one of the original producers who left the show for a few years, only to be drawn back by the day-to-day tumult she couldn’t find anywhere else,” the New York Post reports.

Jerry Rigged [New York Post]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.