This was a surprise.
The surprise didn't stem from "The Jerry Springer Show" going away and ceasing production. For me, the surprise was that Jerry Springer was still making new episodes. The crazy fights and freaky happenings on the show that made some feel better about their own lives or issues, and probably worse for humanity as a whole, launched in 1991 and after 27 years will cease production, as NBC Universal reports.
Then again, since strippers and porn stars are now getting regular interviews on CNN, maybe Springer's content is just getting watered down to other shows, who knows?