"NBC is desperate for a hit, and they really wanted Jerry to host the show," claims a source. "They went back and forth with him for months, but he wouldn't budge."
Seems the Peacock is getting pretty desperate!
"Jerry handpicked Tom Papa to be the 'Marriage Ref' from the inception," said Jerry's rep, Elizabeth Clark Zoia. He is extremely enthusiastic about his hands-on role as executive producer."
As if he'd want in on that drama! Better luck next time, NBC.
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