Maury Povich is bidding farewell to his career, with the last few episodes of “Maury” scheduled to broadcast in September 2022. The veteran daily talk show host is retiring after being on air for 31 years.
The impending exit of Povich was confirmed by NBC Universal on Monday. The 83-year-old talk show host is ready to embrace his retired life.
With Povich exiting the show, old episodes are likely to be live in the coming days. The company said that thousands of dramatic and lively episodes will continue to entertain viewers for years to come.
Povich said that he is extremely proud of his relationship with NBC Universal and everyone else who has worked on the ‘Maury’ show.
The “Maury” show has been successful for years and has retained its position throughout. The show has hundreds of entertaining episodes: using detectors to see if a spouse is cheating, tests to reveal the father of babies, and much more.
Despite not being highbrow entertainment, the show was extremely popular among the audience. This show helped Povich to build a strong base of viewers, young enough to be his grandchildren.
Before stepping into the talk show world, Povich worked as a TV journalist in Washington, where his father was a sportswriter. He worked in several news shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
Povich met his spouse, Connie Chung while working in Los Angeles. Chung was his co-anchor. The couple tied the knot in 1984.
In 1986, he became the anchor of the entertainment news program called, “A Current Affair.” After a few years, he started his talk show called “The Maury Povich Show” in 1991. Initially, the show was for Paramount, but later it switched to NBC Universal in 1998. This is when they shortened the show’s name to “Maury” show.
Executive VP of NBC Universal Syndication Studios Tracie Wilson, said that she and Maury decided that this season will be the final season for the show. Even though Maury’s retirement is hard, they are glad to have worked with him for so long. At the same time, they are happy that now he can spend more time playing golf.
At this moment, it is not clear whether NBC Universal will bring in another talk show with a similar theme or simply broadcast old episodes of Maury’s show.
“Judge Judy” is still a popular daytime show. However, it is no longer in production.