Get these paternity exams in now, as a result of “Maury” received’t make it easier to discover out whether or not you’re the daddy past this September. “Maury” is the newest daytime talker to announce that it’s ceasing manufacturing in 2022, in what’s now amounting to a serious shift within the daypart.
Maury Povich is ending his run and retiring after 24 seasons of internet hosting “Maury” for NBCUniversal Syndication Studios (and its predecessors) — and 7 seasons earlier than that at Paramount Home Tv, the place it was titled “The Maury Povich Present.” Most not too long ago, NBCU had renewed “Maury” in February 2020 for 2 extra seasons in nationwide syndication, bringing it by way of 2022.
Povich’s exit comes as NBCU additionally ends one other first-run syndicated sequence, “Choose Jerry,” hosted by Jerry Springer, after three seasons. And the daytime speak panorama is being remade as “The Ellen DeGeneres Present,” “Nick Cannon” and “The Wendy Williams Present” all say farewell.
Though Povich will halt producing authentic episodes, NBCUniversal will proceed to syndicate repeats of the talker, recognized for chronicling relationship drama — together with the present’s famed “You Are (or Are Not) the Father!” paternity check reveals.
“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,” stated Tracie Wilson, government VP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios. “Maury is a tv icon, a popular culture legend and we couldn’t be extra proud to have been part of his unimaginable profession.”
Based on NBCU, Povich is now the longest-running daytime speak present host within the historical past of broadcast tv, clocking in at these 31 seasons.
“Six years in the past once I was able to retire, my the NBCUniversal household requested me to proceed the present,” Povich stated. “Though I instructed them I used to be prepared for assisted dwelling, out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my greater than 100 employees and crew members, Tracie Wilson and I agreed to 1 extra deal. I’m so happy with my relationship with NBCUniversal and all those that labored on the ‘Maury’ present however as I sometimes inform my visitors on ‘Maury,’ ‘Sufficient, already!’”
Lately, “Maury” has been shot at Stamford Media Heart Productions, the place NBCU speak exhibits together with “The Steve Wilkos Present,” “The Jerry Springer Present,” and “Choose Jerry” have additionally filmed. The present’s longtime government producer has been Paul Faulhaber.
Povich started his journalism profession in Washington, working as a information reporter and sportscaster for WTTG, and later co-host of its daytime speak present “Panorama.” He later labored at WMAQ-TV Chicago, KNXT-TV Los Angeles (the place he anchored with future spouse Connie Chung), KGO-TV San Francisco, KYW-TV Philadelphia after which again to WTTG. After Fox acquired the Metromedia station group, Povich moved to WNYW-TV New York, the place he hosted the brand new tabloid information journal “A Present Affair,” beginning in 1986. He left the present in 1990, launching “The Maury Povich Present” the next 12 months.