NBC Television Distribution says the first week of "The Steve Wilkos Show," debuting in syndication on September 10th, will establish his trademark of "sticking up for people who need help and doling out his own version of justice." In the premiere week, Wilkos has a one-on-one interview with Jack McClellan, the self-admitted pedophile, who has been making headlines across the country. In an exclusive interview with McClellan, Wilkos confronts him about his aberrant behavior and lifestyle. Also during the show’s first week, Wilkos visits a Michigan prison for an exclusive interview with a woman convicted of offering her seven year-old daughter for sex and pornography.
A native of Chicago, Wilkos was formerly the head of security on "The Jerry Springer Show" for the past 14 years. Prior to his work on television, Wilkos served in the US Marine Corps before joining the Chicago Police Department, from which he retired in 2001.
"The Steve Wilkos Show" is taped in front of a live studio audience at WMAQ-TV Chicago. Richard Dominick, who is the executive producer of "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Springer Hustle" on VH1, will also serve as executive producer on "The Steve Wilkos Show." The show is distributed in national syndication by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.