On Sunday NBCUniversal confirmed that its daytime talk show Maury will be ending indefinitely with the current season.
A mutual decision between the studio and host Maury Povich is what it is being called, Although Maury was most recently renewed in 2020 through the 2021-22 season.
“Maury and I decided two years ago that this season would be the farewell season for the show, and while his retirement is bittersweet, we are so happy for him to be able to spend more time on the golf course, Maury is a television icon, a pop culture legend and we couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of his incredible career.”
Tracie Wilson, EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, said in a statement to Deadline.
Povich also made a statement in which he reveals he was ready to hang up the paternity test some of six years ago but chose to continue out of loyalty.
“Six years ago when I was ready to retire, my the NBCUniversal family asked me to continue the show. Even though I told them I was ready for assisted living, out of loyalty to NBCUniversal and my more than 100 staff and crew members, Tracie Wilson and I agreed to one more deal. I’m so proud of my relationship with NBCUniversal and all those who worked on the Maury show but as I occasionally tell my guests on Maury, ‘Enough, already!'"
The Maury Povich Show was launched in 1991 by Paramount Domestic Television. It shortened its name to Maury in the mid-1990s. In 1998, Studio USA took over the program. The company was subsequently acquired by NBCUniversal.