Maury Is Ending After 31 Years on TV


NBCUniversal on Sunday confirmed that its daytime syndicated talk show Maury will be wrapping with the current season, saying that it was a mutual decision between the studio and veteran host Maury Povich to end the talker made when 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,” Tracie Wilson, EVP, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, said in a statement to Deadline. “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.”

Original episodes of the series will air through September with the show living on in syndication in the future.

Maury began in 1991 as The Maury Povich Show, before its title was shortened in 1998. The series deals with an array of hot-button topics and social issues centered on Povich’s guests as well as the in-studio audience.

A representative for Povich, 83, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Maury’s cancelation was first reported by Broadcasting + Cable.

The series was last renewed two years ago through the 2021-2022 television season, according to a press release from NBCUniversal.

Povich’s career began when he served as a radio reporter in Washington, D.C., per TVLine. He later gained fame as the host of A Current Affair in 1986, where he stayed until 1990.

The ending of Maury comes around the same time that Nick Cannon’s talk show and The Good Dish were canceled after just one season each.

Judge Jerry, another daytime series, is also set to conclude in September after being canceled following three seasons.

Elsewhere, The Wendy Williams Show will end following 12 seasons on television. Sherri Shepherd is currently scheduled to take over host Wendy Williams’ current time slot with a new series in the fall.