The former Chicago cop and security guard of "The Jerry Springer Show'' gets his own talk show adapted from the popular "Steve to the Rescue'' shows he did while filling in for Springer. Wilkos says he hopes his show will provide him with a platform to stand up for everyday people and help viewers in need on The Steve Wilkos Show.

The Steve Wilkos Show - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-09-07

The Steve Wilkos Show - Maury (TV series) - Netflix

Maury (sometimes known as The Maury Povich Show) is a syndicated American tabloid talk show hosted by Maury Povich. When the series first aired in 1991, the show was called The Maury Povich Show and was produced by MoPo Productions Inc. in association with Paramount Domestic Television. The show adopted the title Maury in the 1995–1996 season. The show was then revamped in the 1998–1999 season, when Studios USA (now NBCUniversal) took over production. However, MoPo continues to co-produce with NBCUniversal. For the series' first 18 seasons, it was taped in New York City, but beginning with Season 19, the show has been taped at the Rich Forum in Stamford, Connecticut, which is alternately known as the Stamford Media Center. Maury is one of four NBC Universal syndicated properties to make the move to Connecticut, joining the former Chicago-based Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos shows. The fourth, the syndicated Deal or No Deal, is no longer in production. The Trisha Goddard Show became the fourth show in production with NBC Universal (but would leave the air in 2014). As of 2007, NBC owned and operated stations no longer air Maury. On September 17, 2012, during the premiere of its 22nd season, episodes of Maury began airing in widescreen, though not in high definition. On September 15, 2014, starting with its 24th season, episodes of Maury started airing in high definition. In October 2014, Maury was renewed through September 2018. In June 2018, “Maury” was renewed again through the 2019-2020 television season.

The Steve Wilkos Show - Paternity tests - Netflix

One of the most famous topics associated with Maury is paternity testing: a mother appears on-air attempting to prove (or disprove, in some cases) that a man is the biological father of her child or children. Often the mother will bring the child or children to the studio to prove her claim's validity to Maury, the audience, and the accused father. She will often say “I'm 100%/1000% (or some other absurdly high amount) sure he is the father!” Images of the father and child are displayed on the screen. She is occasionally accompanied by her mother or other family member, either on set or in the audience. In most cases, the accused father is hostile towards the accusing mother, giving various reasons (such as infidelity and sterility) why the child cannot be related to him, often saying “The baby doesn't look like me” and sometimes “I can't have kids”, “She never told me she was pregnant”, or “She cheated on me”. Sometimes the accused father believes that the accusing mother is just after money. He is often booed loudly by the audience when coming out on the set. Both he and the mother occasionally have to be separated by Maury or security. The accused father is occasionally accompanied by his significant other or a family member to support his claim. In other episodes, a man who has been a devoted dad for his child(ren)'s whole life/lives discovers that he might not be the biological father but might have suffered a paternity fraud (he discovers this either by infidelity suspicions/proof, or the wife may admit it to the husband on the show) and turn to a paternity test for proof. After the initial accusations, Maury sits the opposing parties down to read the results of a paternity test that had been performed before the show's taping. Before reading the results, Maury asks the man what he plans to do if the child is, in fact, his, and the man almost always responds by promising that he will provide for the child in that case. Maury then says “When it comes to/In the case of [age and name of child], [man's name], 'You are the father!' or 'You are not the father!'” After the results are revealed, the parties react accordingly; when the man is proven to be the father, the mother often will celebrate, whereas if the man is proven not to be the father, he jumps out of his chair and celebrates, while the mother runs or walks backstage, sometimes hiding in a green room or bathroom. Maury follows her to console her, saying “We'll be glad to help you find the father”. In either case, the audience cheers loudly for the victorious party, who often celebrates with over the top dancing or gymnastics. A follow-up episode often checks up on the story a few weeks or months later. Mothers often return on future episodes to test more potential fathers.

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