After 31 years of broadcasting teen pregnancies, mysterious diseases and its trademarked “Who’s the Father” phase, Maury goes off the air.
Maury will probably be ending after its 2021-22 season, when Povich, 83, plans to retire.
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The daytime syndicated speak present host advised Deadline he was able to retire six years in the past, however NBCUniversal requested him to proceed the present.
“Regardless that I advised them I used to be prepared for assisted residing, out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my greater than 100 workers and crew members, Tracie Wilson [EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios] and I agreed to at least one extra deal,” Povich advised Dateline. “I’m so happy with my relationship with NBCUniversal and all those that labored on the Maury present however as I sometimes inform my friends on Maury, ‘Sufficient, already!’”
Authentic episodes will nonetheless run by means of to September. From there, reruns of Maury will air in syndication.
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The present first launched in 1991 beneath the identify The Maury Povich Present. The identify was shortened to easily Maury in 1998.
Maury was on air for a complete of 30 seasons.
Povich was a tv journalist earlier than going into the speak present world, starting in Washington, the place his father, Shirley, was a well known sportswriter. He anchored native information exhibits in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia. For some time in Los Angeles, his co-anchor was journalist Connie Chung, whom he married in 1984.
In 1986, he was the inaugural anchor of the leisure information program, A Present Affair, and started The Maury Povich Present for Paramount in 1991. It switched to NBCUniversal in 1998, shortening the present’s identify.
“Maury and I made a decision two years in the past that this season can be the farewell season for the present, and whereas his retirement is bittersweet, we’re so completely satisfied for him to have the ability to spend extra time on the golf course,” mentioned Wilson in a press release.
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“Maury is a tv icon, a pop-culture legend and we couldn’t be extra proud to have been part of his unimaginable profession. … [T]he present has 1000’s of vigorous, entertaining and dramatic episodes that can proceed to achieve success in daytime for years to come back.”
The cancellation of Maury additionally comes amid the ending of a number of different daytime talkers.
This contains The Nick Cannon Present, which will probably be faraway from air after one season, Choose Jerry, which stars Jerry Springer, and the long-time program The Wendy Williams Present, which will probably be succeeded by a brand new talker hosted by present producer Sherri Shepherd.
— With recordsdata from The Related Press
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