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The Steve Wilkos TV Show- Show Summary
Born and bred in Chicago, Steve Wilkos is a former Marine who went on to become a police officer in his hometown. When the Chicago-based Jerry Springer Show began getting increasingly violent (notably when the Ku Klux Klan appeared on the program), the show decided to hire off-duty cops for security, and Wilkos was among those hired. Steve Wilkos eventually became director of security on the Jerry Springer Show, and even became so popular with Springer audiences that he started filling in as host when Jerry was away, doing his own special "Steve to the Rescue" shows.

In 2007, Steve Wilkos finally got his own syndicated daytime talk show. The Steve Wilkos Show is in the mode of The Jerry Springer Show, often featuring guests in dysfunctional relationships, who Wilkos tries to offer helpful advice to. He also deals with violence-oriented topics, such as gangs, guns, and domestic abuse. At six foot three inches and two hundred and eighty pounds, Wilkos is a formidable figure on stage at the show and although he manages the show well, things often get out of control as they don't let their guests sit down. Steve has been head-butted, hit in the head by a metal bowl and attacked on stage all during the taping of the show.
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The show is taped in the Connecticut Film Center at 300 Stillwater Avenue Stamford, CT
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Steve Wilkos TV Show
  The Steve Wilkos show is much like the original Jerry Springer show, with much chair throwing, out-of-control teens, who is the baby daddy and all other forms of the low-road daytime TV format. Where Steve Wilkos differs from Jerry Springer is that when trouble was brewing on stage, Jerry got-the-hell out of there, but Steve Wilkos gets right-in-there, sorting out the trouble in a firm but gentle manner, until his patience gets tested and then he gets mean. You don't want to cross Steve Wilkos. He was Jerry's bouncer so he knows how to control out-of-control guests. He does not play around.

The show is a fun way to spend a morning and/or afternoon and has some high spots on the show, especially with the warm-up comedian before the show begins and after the show, where Steve will give autographs and take pictures with fans. The production and taping is a little drawn out, so may take a couple of hours to tape just one show, especially if stage guests are being difficult - either they won't come out on stage or are making other ridiculous demands. Lunch and snacks are included and the TV studio is located in Stamford, Connecticut, but is relatively easy to get to via free bus or via Metro North.
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Connecticut Film Center - Rich Forum Theater   How to get to the Studios from NYC   Steve Wilkos Taping Days Tuesday and Wednesday
         
TV Studio:
Rich Forum Theatre
307 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901


Main studio telephone: 203-325-4466

Previous TV Studio In Chicago:

The Steve Wilkos show was previously taped in Chicago, final show being in 2008 at:
NBC TOWER
455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr,
Chicago, IL 60611
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How To Get To The Studio From NYC
The easiest way to get to the studio from NYC is to take Metro North from Grand Central (45 min's) and take a cab from Stamford station to the Connecticut Film Center. It's about a seven minute cab ride and the cost is about $15. The taxi stand is just outside the train station next to the parking garage and is busy 24 hours a day.

Entrance To The Studio:
The entrance to the TV studio is through the main entrance of the Rich Forum Theatre at 307 Atlantic Street
When Does This Show Tape:

The Steve Wilkos Show tapes Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10AM and 2PM. Each show takes approximately two and a half to three hours to tape.

The taping can last up to eight hours with a 1 hour lunch break where lunch and snacks are provided by the production team.

Number of Performances: 6 Shows per week

       
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You will get paid $50 per day per person in cash to see this show. On-Set Productions is an external production company that will pay you attend this show.

You cannot leave this show and must stay to the very end to get paid. Only persons signed up through their organization will be paid. Attendees who get tickets directly from the show are not paid.

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  Free Bus Ride From NYC
The external production company provides a free bus ride from New York City for this show.
The free bus is only for for the Wednesday show and leaves from East 57th street, NYC at 9 AM and returns to NYC at 5PM

For the other tape days, you have to get there by yourself, as no bus is provided, but the studio is not far from the Stamford railroad station, via cab.
         
Steve Wilkos   Noteworthy Dates For This Show   Steve Wilkos Hit in Head with Metal Bowl
         
Cast Members:
Steve Wilkos - Host

Polygraph Examiner:
Daniel Ribacoff

Guest Stars:
Jerry Springer and have appeared as themselves on the show as special guest stars.

Other Staff:
A number of retired policeman act as security at the show to control guests.

  Noteworthy Dates for this TV Show

September 2007:
Show Premiere

November 2013
: 1000th episode is aired

October 2010: Picked up by NBC Universal for 2013-14 season

June 2012: Announcement of show renewal until 2016 by NBC Universal
  Steve Wilkos Hit In Head With Bowl:
Although Steve Wilkos usually does a great job of handling his out-of-control guests, in a show in Feb 2013, Wilkos had a particularly bad group of guests on the stage for the show "My Daughter Tried To Poison Me". At a critical moment an argument erupted where mama-bear lost it and threw a metal bowl at Steve Wilkos's forehead.

Wilkos need 11 stitches and the show taping that day was cancelled. Assault charges were not filed against the guest. Wilkos chalked it up to occupational hazard, but the show was never aired..
         
TV Show Director   On Set Staff and Creative Team   TV Show Genre
         
Director:
Greg Klazura

Executive Producer:
Rachelle Wilkos

Co-Executive Producer:
Selina Santos

Supervising Producer:
Tyra Sanchez

Associate Producer:
Sara Cerrone
  Staff and Creative Team:

Show Duration:
Each Steve Wilkos Show takes about two hours to tape.

Show Partners:
Park Bench Group
DNA Diagnostic Center

Distributed By:
NBC Universal

Foreign Markets:
The show is also sold to foreign TV markets including France, Belgium, Italy, etc.
  Genre:
The show is a daytime relationship problem resolution TV show.

Transmission Time:
In the New York area, The Steve Wilkos TV Show is transmitted on channel 11, weekdays at 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

In other TV markets, the show may be shown on other channels and at other times.

Steve Wilkos TV Show Syndication:

The Steve Wilkos Show
is syndicated across the domestic United States. The show is also re-broadcasted in Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands.
         
Connecticut Film Center Parking  
Parking For This TV Studio:
Parking is available at the Rich Forum Theatre on Tresser Blvd. It is $5.00 for the day and the accept cash and credit cards and you must mention the Steve Wilkos show to get that special rate.
Driving Directions To The Studio From NYC:
Use the FDR, West Side Highway or I278 to get to I95 North.
Take I-95 N to exit 8 for Atlantic Street. The Rich Forum Theatre is very close to exit 8 on Atlantic Street.
Public Transportation:
See the section above marked "How To Get To The Studio From NYC"

 

 
 
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