Jerry Springer: GSN’s Latest Bad Idea

The talk show icon will try his hand at a non-dating dating show for the gaming channel

Last Updated: March 23, 2010 @ 9:36 AM

 Jerry Springer is expanding his empire of cheese to GSN.

The network Tuesday confirmed what readers of authoritative gameshow site Buzzer Blog already knew: Springer will host GSN’s new relationship series "Baggage." The confusing setup for the show has contestants exposing their flaws to potential mates — but not really, because at the end of the show, nobody ends up going on a date.

It just sounds as if people go on TV to reveal their worst secrets, but with no real stakes attached. At least on Springer’s daytime show, there’s a chance of getting knocked to the floor by a chair.

Springer is the second daytime talk veteran to get a show on GSN this year. Earlier, the network signed Carnie Wilson for a reality show that ultimately generated very little buzz.

"Baggage" premieres in late April.