Daytime TV show ‘Maury’ is ending after 31 seasons

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(NEXSTAR) — Maury Povich’s drama-filled daytime talk show is ending after 31 seasons, NBCUniversal has confirmed to multiple outlets.

The last new episodes of “Maury” will air in September 2022.

Povich told Variety he was ready to retire six years ago, but continued to produce the show “out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my 100+ employees and crew.”

“I’m so proud of my relationship with NBCUniversal and everyone who worked on ‘Maury’ but as I sometimes tell my guests on ‘Maury’, ‘Enough is enough!'” the host said. .

“Maury” aired nationally for 24 seasons on NBC. Prior to that, back when it was called “The Maury Povich Show,” it was syndicated for seven seasons by Paramount, according to Variety.

TODAY reports that Povich, who is 83, is the longest-serving daytime talk show host on television.

The show is best known for its outrageous family and marital drama. On his show, Povich mediates heated arguments between cheating couples and counsels parents of teenage boys who have gone crazy — all while the live studio audience cheers or boos. “Maury” was so famous for his paternity tests that the recurring segment inspired a spin-off board game called “You’re Not the Father”.

Even after the final episodes air, reruns will continue to be syndicated, according to NBC.

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