The Steve Wilkos Show

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The Steve Wilkos Show is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Steve Wilkos.wikipedia
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Steve Wilkos

The Steve Wilkos Show is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Steve Wilkos.
He has been hosting The Steve Wilkos Show since 2007, and was director of security on The Jerry Springer Show from 1994 to 2007.

The Jerry Springer Show

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The show debuted on September 10, 2007, two months after Wilkos' departure as director of security on The Jerry Springer Show.
He now hosts his own show, The Steve Wilkos Show, a spinoff of Springer.

Tabloid talk show

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The Steve Wilkos Show is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Steve Wilkos.
Steve Wilkos eventually left Jerry Springer and received his own syndicated talk show, The Steve Wilkos Show, which debuted in 2007.

Daniel Ribacoff

When the results of a polygraph are disputed by an accused guest, Wilkos brings out the production's polygraph expert, Daniel Ribacoff (who has been on the show since the third season) to explicate the results and clarify how a polygraph works.
Daniel David "Dan" Ribacoff (born October 8, 1959) is a Brazilian born American polygraph examiner and private investigator who often appears on NBC/Universal’s The Steve Wilkos Show.

Rachelle Wilkos

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On November 22, 2013, The Steve Wilkos Show celebrated their 1000th episode, along with Jerry Springer and Rachelle Wilkos as special guests.
Wilkos is a former senior producer on The Jerry Springer Show and is now the executive producer of The Steve Wilkos Show (hosted by her husband, former Springer security guard turned talk show host Steve Wilkos).

Richard Dominick

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, executive producer Richard Dominick was forced from the program by Springer and NBCU Domestic Television after encouraging Wilkos to become extremely physical with a guest.
Dominick also served in the same capacity on The Steve Wilkos Show for its first season, as well as the truTV police series Bait Car.

Maury (talk show)

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Fellow NBC-Universal talkers Maury and Springer made the move, as well.
Maury is one of four NBC Universal syndicated properties to make the move to Connecticut, joining the formerly Chicago-based Jerry Springer (which ended in 2018, but currently airs in reruns) and Steve Wilkos shows.

Jerry Springer

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On November 22, 2013, The Steve Wilkos Show celebrated their 1000th episode, along with Jerry Springer and Rachelle Wilkos as special guests. The show has Wilkos expanding on his "Steve to the Rescue" shows that he did while serving as a co-host for Jerry Springer whenever Springer took breaks or was doing other projects, such as Dancing with the Stars.
Springer is the executive producer of The Steve Wilkos Show, which is hosted by Steve Wilkos, the long-time head of security on Springer's own talk show.

Stamford, Connecticut

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Wilkos' third season premiered September 14, 2009, originating from the Stamford Media Center in Stamford, Connecticut complete with a new studio.

The Jeremy Kyle Show (American TV series)

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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.

Broadcast syndication

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The Steve Wilkos Show is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Steve Wilkos.

Security

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The show debuted on September 10, 2007, two months after Wilkos' departure as director of security on The Jerry Springer Show.

Dancing with the Stars (American TV series)

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The show has Wilkos expanding on his "Steve to the Rescue" shows that he did while serving as a co-host for Jerry Springer whenever Springer took breaks or was doing other projects, such as Dancing with the Stars.

NBCUniversal

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The idea of Wilkos having his own show came as a result of this approach, which proved to be so popular with viewers that the producers of Springer pitched the idea of giving Wilkos his own show to NBCUniversal, which proved successful.

Criminal justice

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As noted, Wilkos' show takes a darker tone and deals with more serious topics than Springer's usually covered, most involving criminal justice issues.

Behavior

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Wilkos will often refuse to allow guests accused of excessively heinous misbehavior, such as being convicted of certain crimes (especially sex offenses and spousal/child abuse) to sit down in the chairs on his soundstage.

Crime

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Wilkos will often refuse to allow guests accused of excessively heinous misbehavior, such as being convicted of certain crimes (especially sex offenses and spousal/child abuse) to sit down in the chairs on his soundstage.

Sex and the law

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Wilkos will often refuse to allow guests accused of excessively heinous misbehavior, such as being convicted of certain crimes (especially sex offenses and spousal/child abuse) to sit down in the chairs on his soundstage.

Child abuse

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Wilkos will often refuse to allow guests accused of excessively heinous misbehavior, such as being convicted of certain crimes (especially sex offenses and spousal/child abuse) to sit down in the chairs on his soundstage.

Adolescence

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Irrespective of any heinous behavior, Wilkos typically lets pregnant women and teenagers sit on his stage.

Polygraph

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Polygraph exams are commonly used on the show, as means for resolving issues.

Physical abuse

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Often guests are polygraphed in regards to cases of physical abuse, child molestation, rape, murder, and infidelity.

Child sexual abuse

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Often guests are polygraphed in regards to cases of physical abuse, child molestation, rape, murder, and infidelity.

Rape

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Often guests are polygraphed in regards to cases of physical abuse, child molestation, rape, murder, and infidelity.