Jenny Jones (1991–2003)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Talk-Show
3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 240 users  
Reviews: 10 user

This is just another daytime talk show, comparable to other hosts' shows, with sensational topics, invited guests, and audience participation.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 142 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 7 titles
created 14 Jun 2013
 
list image
a list of 112 titles
created 16 Aug 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 376 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jenny Jones" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jenny Jones (1991–2003)

Jenny Jones (1991–2003) on IMDb 3.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jenny Jones.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   6  
Unknown   2003   2002   2001   … See all »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wisecracks (1992)
Comedy | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Gail Singer
Stars: JoAnne Astrow, Joy Behar, Maria Callous
Night Court (1984–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there.

Stars: Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)
Drama | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Chicago-based daytime talk-show host Oprah Winfrey invites a guest panel to discuss a topic, in front of a studio audience. The topics are often controversial or sensational.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King
Ringmaster (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Abramson
Stars: Jerry Springer, Jaime Pressly, William McNamara
What's Happening!! (1976–1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

What's Happening is loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High written by Eric Monte. Monte created What's Happening and was also a co-creator and writer for the TV series Good Times.

Stars: Haywood Nelson, Ernest Thomas, Danielle Spencer
Sally Jessy Raphael (1985–2002)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A long-running talk show with a host of the same name. This show was one of the first challengers to Phil Donahue's undisputed rule over the daytime talk world. Raphael's subjects were ... See full summary »

Stars: Sally Jessy Raphael, Myreah Moore, Davy Jones
Ricki Lake (1992–2004)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Yet another daytime television talk show, specializing in sensationalistic topics, with invited guests and a studio audience.

Stars: Ricki Lake, James Easter Bradford, Moniere
The Steve Wilkos Show (TV Series 2007)
Drama | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Stars: Steve Wilkos, Daniel Ribacoff, Carol Shook
The Montel Williams Show (TV Series 1991)
Drama | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A daily, one hour talk show hosted by Daytime Emmy Award-winner Montel Williams, a highly decorated naval officer, actor and motivational speaker.

Stars: Montel Williams, Sylvia Browne, Maria Setaro
Jerry Springer on Sunday (TV Movie 1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Stars: Jerry Springer, Robbie Coltrane, Glenda Jackson
Dr. Phil (TV Series 2002)
Drama | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Talk show in which Dr. Phil McGraw invites guests to confront their problems.

Stars: Phil McGraw, Robin McGraw, T.D. Jakes
The Tyra Banks Show (2005–2011)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Stars: Tyra Banks, Carolyn London, Toccara Jones
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Herself - Host (6 episodes, 1997-2001)
Crystal Storm ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1998-2001)
...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Krystal ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002)
Edit

Storyline

A talk show similar in format to those of Jerry Springer, Ricki Lake and Montel Williams. Sensational topics, with guests chosen to maximize the chances of open conflict. One common tactic is to bring on 'surprise' guests that other guests might otherwise refuse to publicly meet with. This tactic backfired once, when a male guest on a 'secret admirers revealed' episode later killed his admirer after discovering, on camera, that it was another man. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Talk-Show

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1991 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1995, the show became the focus of a sensational murder trial. On 9 March 1995, 29-year-old Jonathan Schmitz appeared on a show called "Same-Sex Secret Crushes", but having only been told that the show was about secret crushes, he assumed that the admirer was a woman. The secret crush turned out to be his neighbor, 32 year-old Scott Amedure. Feeling that he had been publicly humiliated, Schmitz killed Amedure three days later with a 12 gauge shotgun. Schmitz was tried for first degree murder, but the case was overturned due to a technical error in the jury selection. In 1999, he was tried for Second-degree murder and received a sentence of 20-25 years. In May of that year a civil trial found "The Jenny Jones Show" to have been negligent because they did not screen the guests before inviting them on the show. The show was ordered to pay the Amedure family $25,000,000 for funeral expenses and pain and suffering for each family member. This decision was later overturned on appeal. The show pressed on in spite of sluggish ratings and was finally cancelled in 2003. See more »

Connections

Featured in Man of the Year (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Disposable.
11 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

Much like the three-ring-circus that is "The Jerry Springer Show", this was once was a high-quality show that dealt with relevant issues. Nowadays, the show has become shallow and asinine, and its attempts to be "hip" are laughable.

There have been moments recently when they've tried to be topical. They've done a number of shows on out-of-control teens (which has been done better on "Sally", where she lets it be known she won't put up with any bull.) This should've been an interesting hour of television, but it was derailed largely because it wound up going nowhere. Why they rely on b.s. pop psychology is beyond me; send them straight to boot camp and work them over; no forensic analysis is going to help anything. I'm almost certain much of this is due to Jones herself: she comes across as too cheerful and sunny a personality to tackle the hard issues. She'd be best to leave those to Montel and Sally Jesse.

When they're not trying to be topical, they do what they best: shows filled to the brim with T&A (without these, I imagine they'd lose half the viewing audience.) Whether it's porn stars, strippers, or former high school outcasts, they successfully bring more cleavage than expected in the "family viewing hour." Of course, it doesn't help that many of the ladies are either airheads or superficial bimbos without class (or, worst case scenario, both.)

I'm going to go out on a limb and postulate that show has been downhill since the now infamous 1995 incident where a guest on the show gunned down a male acquaintance who had admitted to having a crush on him. Suffice it to say that the incident was tragic, but when the facts came out, it signaled the depths of the irresponsibility of those who worked behind-the-scenes.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rude Jude baNDiTt918
What happened? baNDiTt918
My Favorite Jenny Jones Episode mjoven1975
why did it end chuckles892000
Slam Poetry ? ? ? HELP PLEASE! ililuckyili
why?? wifey1
Discuss Jenny Jones (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page