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[10/17/05 - 12:00 AM]
Jerry Springer Show Announces Finalists for the Be Jerry for a Day National Contest

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

JERRY SPRINGER SHOW ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR THE BE JERRY FOR A DAY NATIONAL CONTEST

America Will Choose The Winner!

ONE CONTESTANT TO CO-HOST EPISODE WITH SPRINGER IN NOVEMBER

CHICAGO, Ill. -- October 17, 2005 -- NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's The Jerry Springer Show, one of television's leading talk shows with viewers across the globe, announced today the five finalists of its six-month search for the BE JERRY FOR A DAY contest -America will choose the winner, who will co-host the show's November 30th episode.

Auditions were held in major cities across the USA attracting thousands of Springer fans. In addition, millions of Springer fans across the USA had the opportunity to send in their audition tapes. The producers of the show have culled through all of the audition tapes and have selected the five finalists: Jimmy B. of Tupelo, MS; Lisa F. of New York, NY; Austin R. of Chicago, IL; Megan G. of Detroit, MI; and Ben V. of Phoenix, AZ.

Springer fans, who tune into The Jerry Springer Show the week of October 24, will have the opportunity to view each one of the five finalists' auditions. Viewers can then vote for their favorite candidate by signing onto www.jerryspringertv.com beginning October 31, 2005 through November 11, and/or text messaging their vote to 83000, plus the corresponding number for their preference: Jimmy - 1, Lisa - 2, Austin - 3, Megan - 4, Ben - 5.

"The winner better practice saying 'You did what? '" says Springer. "And they better be sure to get on big Steve's good side."

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Martha, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and Starting Over. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The George Michael Sports Machine, Rebecca's Garden, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health and the off-network distribution of Crossing Jordan, Fear Factor, Providence, Law & Order and many more series.





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