The Jeremy Kyle Show (U.S. TV series)

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The Jeremy Kyle Show
Genre Tabloid talk show
Based on The Jeremy Kyle Show
(U.K. series)
Presented by Jeremy Kyle
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 300
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) ITV Studios
Distributor Debmar-Mercury
(United States)
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Original network Broadcast syndication
Picture format 480p (SDTV) 4:3
Original release September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19) – September 13, 2013 (2013-09-13)

The Jeremy Kyle Show was an American daytime television tabloid talk show presented by Jeremy Kyle that debuted in the United States and Canada on September 19, 2011. The series is based on Kyle's British talk series of the same name. The series was taped in New York.[1] The program is a co-production of ITV Studios' U.S. subsidiary, ITV Studios America and Debmar-Mercury, which serves as distributor for the U.S. version while ITV keeps all international rights.[2]


As with the UK version, the series uses a confrontational style, which sees guests attempt to resolve issues with others that are significant in their lives, such as family, relationship, sex, drug, alcohol and other issues.[3][4] "Guest Support" is provided by psychiatrist Dr Janet Taylor.[5]

The show's style was one of the reasons why Fox and Debmar-Mercury saw potential in adapting Kyle's show to the United States. By November 2010, the series was picked up in over 70% of American television markets, well ahead of its September 2011 debut.[6] Kyle also had competition among three other tabloid talkers, already established veterans (and all distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution), The Jerry Springer Show, The Steve Wilkos Show and Maury.[1]

Like other Tabloid Talk Shows, Jeremy Kyle aired primarily on The CW, MyNetworkTV and Fox affiliates, with some Big Three stations in scattered smaller markets.

On November 17, 2011, the show was renewed for a second season.[7]


The Jeremy Kyle Show was cancelled on December 18, 2012, with the second season airing until September 13, 2013. In a joint-statement to Broadcasting and Cable, Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein said, "We can confirm the U.S. version of The Jeremy Kyle Show won't be returning for a third season. This is in no way a reflection of the quality of the show. Backed by a first-rate production team, Jeremy was amazing and showed all of us why he is such a rock star in the UK. Simply put, Jeremy is one of the best hosts we have ever seen, and we expect to see more of him on U.S. television in the years ahead. Unfortunately, talk shows like this simply take time to build and, while we were seeing ratings progress in many markets, it wasn't enough to justify going forward with another season."[8]

Initial reception[edit]

Before its American debut, Broadcasting & Cable writer Ben Grossman noted in his article that his show could be a threat to Anderson Cooper's syndicated talk show, which debuted in the same season (and ran for two years just like Kyle's did), and yet another confrontational tabloid talk veteran, Jerry Springer, whom Kyle replaced back in the UK when Springer's version of his U.S. talk show aired there.[9]


  1. ^ a b Guider, Elizabeth (January 25, 2011). "Anderson Cooper Shows His Oprah-Side on New Talk Show". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ Conlan, Tara (January 26, 2010). "Jeremy Kyle Takes Talk Show To The US". The Telegraph. 
  3. ^ "The Jeremy Kyle Show". Retrieved October 30, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Why do we watch all these vile shows?". The Press. Retrieved October 30, 2007. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Exclusive: 'Jeremy Kyle' Cleared in 70%-Plus of the Country Broadcasting & Cable
  7. ^ "Debmar-Mercury Renews "The Jeremy Kyle Show" for 2012-13 Season". The Futon Critic (Press release). November 17, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Albiniak, Paige (December 18, 2012). "Exclusive: Debmar-Mercury's 'Jeremy Kyle' to End After This Season". Broadcasting and Cable. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jeremy Kyle" by Ben Grossman from Broadcasting and Cable (March 7, 2011)

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